Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University

Undergraduate STS Essay Prize Competition

Deadline extended! 

For the fourth year, the Program on Science, Technology, and Society (STS) based at the Harvard Kennedy School will hold a competition for Harvard undergraduates doing independent, original research on social, cultural, historical, or policy issues at the intersection of science, technology and society. Term papers and stand-alone thesis chapters (please note: not entire theses) are eligible for consideration. Thematically appropriate projects in non-textual media, such as films, documentaries, and design projects, will also be considered.

Interested students should submit their work by email to by Monday, April 14, 2014. Since this prize is for already completed work, interested applicants should be in a position to meet this deadline easily.

Submissions will be evaluated by Fellows in the STS Program. The winner will receive a small cash award; two honorable mentions will also be selected.  We will announce the results at a reception for those who have entered the competition at a date to be announced in late April.