History of Ideas Program

Grants and Prizes

Senior Thesis Prize

Each year, the History of Ideas program awards a prize of about $500 to the student who submits the best thesis written on any aspect of the history of ideas, broadly construed. The competition is open to students of all departments and disciplines.

Senior Thesis Grants

The History of Ideas program also awards grants of up to $500 to support interesting student projects related to the history of ideas in any field: the arts, sciences, humanities or social sciences. Those receiving grants will present their project at an end-of-year colloquium.