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Submissions now open for the Isabelle de Courtivron Prize

Student writing submissions for the Isabelle de Courtivron Prize are invited on topics related to immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual and/or mixed-race experiences.

The de Courtivron Prize is open to all MIT undergraduate students. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty and professional writers. The submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2013. The winner will be announced in April. The awardee will receive $400 and the winning submission will be featured on the Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies website.

The prize was established by MIT’s Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies to reward high-quality undergraduate writing (creative or expository) and to honor distinguished Professor Emerita Isabelle de Courtivron. De Courtivron, a professor in MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures, was one of the founders of the CB/BS. The prize was established on the occasion of her retirement in 2010 and is awarded on an annual basis.

Specific details of eligibility and submission process can be found at For more information contact

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