Isabelle de Courtivron Prize 2017 seeks submissions of student writing

January 1, 2017

Deadline February 17, 2017

The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize seeks student writing submissions on immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or mixed-race experiences

Open to all MIT undergraduate students. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty and professional writers. The winner will be announced on April 1, 2017.

* The winner will receive a $400 award
* The winning submission will be featured on the CB/BS website (

Submission requirements

Apply by February 17, 2017

About the prize
The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize was established by MIT’s Center for Bilingual / Bicultural Studies to reward high-quality undergraduate writing (creative or expository) and to honor distinguished Professor Emerita Isabelle de Courtivron. De Courtivron, a professor in MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures, was one of the founders of the CB/BS. The Prize was established on the occasion of her retirement in 2010 and is awarded on an annual basis.