Tate-Taylor Prize

The Tate-Taylor Prize is intended for exceptional graduate students admitted to other departments at Princeton University with expressed interests in the field of African American studies and/or the critical study of race. Awards will be added to the graduate stipend during the first year of study and are non-renewable.

Departments are invited to nominate promising admitted students to be considered for the Tate-Taylor Prize. The hope is that the award can aid departments in attracting to Princeton’s intellectual community the most desired candidates with interests in African American studies.
In order for nominees to be considered for the Tate-Taylor Prize, departments are asked to submit the following: 

  • A brief statement of nomination from the DGS, highlighting the overall strengths of the application and candidates’ engagement with African American studies. If nominating multiple candidates, please include a ranked list.
  • Candidates’ application dossiers.

 The Tate-Taylor Prize is named in honor of two critical figures in the history of African American studies at Princeton. The late Professors Claudia Tate (English) and Howard Taylor (Sociology) each led the program at an earlier stage and, in so doing, helped lay the foundation for the Department as it exists today.