The Founders' Prize
MAP awards a maximum of three prizes (up to $1,000 in total) for the best papers presented by graduate students at the annual meetings. Students in between degree programs and independent scholars who received their degrees no more than three years before the date of the conference are also eligible. Applicants must have presented the paper submitted at the last MAP conference (that is, in the same calendar year as the deadline for submission).
Submissions should be versions of the original conference presentations re-worked into scholarly essays (edited with notes). Inquiries and submissions should be directed to the MAP Treasurer, Edward Schoolman.
The deadline for submissions for papers delivered at MAP's 2017 Annual Conference is November 1, 2017. Awards will be announced at the 2018 Annual Conference.
The John F. Benton Award
This award, named in honor of its progenitor, John F. Benton, MAP President 1982–84, provides travel funds for all members of the Medieval Association of the Pacific—independent medievalists and graduate students in particular—who might not otherwise receive support from institutions.
The award may be used to defray costs connected with delivering a paper at any conference, especially for MAP conferences, or connected to scholarly research. One to three awards will be presented each year (up to $1500 in total). Applications should include a one-page vita, an abstract of a paper submitted to the conference, and a photocopy of the Call for Papers or conference announcement; if the application is for travel to research, it should include a one-page vita, and a letter outlining the research project. For funding to attend conferences held during 2018, send the above materials by January 5, 2018, to the Vice President of the Association, John Ott.