Graduate Student Awards
The Kuyper Center offers a number of awards to graduate students. All awards are made by competition based on paper proposals for the annual Kuyper Conference held in April each year. The available awards are these:
Kuyper Research Fellowship (one awarded annually)
This award is restricted to Ph.D. students at Princeton Theological Seminary and is made on the basis of a paper proposal for the annual Kuyper Center Conference. The winning paper is included in the conference program. A grant, currently worth $5,000 is subsequently made to enable the winner devote the summer vacation to incorporating the paper (or a related topic) in a Ph.D. dissertation, or developing it for publication.
George Puchinger Prize (one awarded annually)
Named in honor of the late historian of Neo-Calvinism, this prize is restricted to foreign national doctoral candidates enrolled in doctoral programs outside North America. Funding is available for up to $2,000 in related expenses, the prize is intended to enable a graduate student to present a paper at the annual conference. The expectation is that the winner will use the opportunity to engage in research in the Abraham Kuyper Collection.
De Vries Doctoral Student Awards (four awarded annually)
Through the generosity of Dr. Rimmer De Vries, these awards are available to registered doctoral students in any country, and cover the cost of travel to and accommodation at the annual conference for the purpose of delivering a paper. Preference for two of these awards will normally be given to doctoral students registered in a North American institution.
Research visits to the Abraham Kuyper Collection are strongly encouraged. Short periods of research by graduate students are especially welcomed, and some financial assistance to meet expenses incurred by a visit is available. Applications including the dates of the visit, the subject of research, an estimate of travel expenses, and a short statement on the special relevance of the Kuyper Collection to the research should be sent to Special Collections.