Applications for the 2019-20 Undergraduate Thesis Prize are now CLOSED.

Thank you to all who applied. We will announce the winners in the upcoming weeks.


The Undergraduate Thesis Award is given to the best undergraduate thesis dealing with topics related to the social and historical influences shaping the formation of knowledge, and most effectively crossing disciplinary and divisional boundaries in its research, argument, and conclusions. The thesis may address any topic that has implications for the formation of knowledge. The competition is open to University of Chicago undergraduate students in any division who are graduating at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Awardees receive $1,000 for 1st place; $500 for 2nd place; and $250 for 3rd place. 

View Previous Winning Theses.