The Arab Institute for Women

Mary Turner Lane Awards

The Mary Turner Lane Competition Guidelines

This is a student paper competition established in honor of the late Mary Turner Lane, who founded the women’s studies program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The award will go to the best research paper on women/gender studies or original piece of writing such as personal or argumentative essay, (possibly but not necessarily) completed as one of the requirements of a class taken at LAU (literature, language, social sciences, cultural studies, philosophy, education etc.).


You can submit your paper under any of these two categories:

Selection criteria

Category 1: creative writing/essay/journalistic piece

Category 2: research paper (undergraduate & graduate levels)

To apply

To submit your papers, kindly complete this form

Applications are exclusively reserved to LAU students.