W. G. Neely Prize

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that our postgraduate essay prize is now open! The recently re-titled W. G. Neely Prize, in honour of the Society’s founder, provides an opportunity for postgraduates undertaking a major research thesis with an interest in the history of the Church of Ireland to promote their work. The candidate with the best essay will receive €150 and will be asked to present his/her paper at one of the Society’s conferences in 2016.

Those interested in submitting an essay may write on any aspect of the history of the Church of Ireland. The paper should be no more than 5,000 words (including footnotes). Please email it to the secretary, Dr Adrian Empey, at secretary.coihs@gmail.com. All essays will be judged anonymously. The deadline for submission is Friday, 5th June 2015.

All enquiries should be directed to the secretary.

Terms and conditions:

Candidates for this prize must be pursuing research at MLitt or PhD levels.

Essays can stem from research out of the candidate’s thesis but he/she cannot submit an exact replica of a draft chapter from his/her thesis.

Footnotes should ideally take the Irish Historical Studies format although strict adherence to the rules is not necessary. In cases of uncertainty when referencing sources we would ask that candidates apply a consistent approach that is clear and easy to trace for our assessors.

Essays are to be submitted in a word document to the Society’s secretary with ‘W.G. Neely Prize‘ in the email title heading.

Essays will not accepted after the stated deadline.

Candidates do not have to join the Society (but are welcome to avail of the membership package at our student discount rate).

Candidates will be informed of the result by the secretary.