Undergraduate Conference

The Frederick Douglass Institute hosts an undergraduate conference at the end of the year which features the best papers nominated by instructors who teach Black studies courses. In addition to papers nominated by instructors, papers from outstanding students are invited. The conference will take place on May 3, 2019 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library.

Undergraduate Prize

Each year, the Frederick Douglass Prize is awarded to the best paper recommended by an instructor. The Frederick Douglass Prize is a college-wide contest to select the best undergraduate research paper in the broad area of Black studies. To encourage undergraduate research in Black studies, the institute offers a $500 prize for the best research paper in Black studies.