The Sidney Prize for Investigative Journalism and Deep Storytelling

The Sidney Prize celebrates investigative journalism and deep storytelling that exposes social and economic injustice in order to help drive meaningful public policy change. The award was established in 1950 and is open to journalists working in U.S. and Canada who have published or broadcast material that reflects Sidney’s values of socially responsible journalism and deep storytelling in service of the common good.

The prize consists of a $5,000 honorarium and a certificate presented in person at an event in New York City on May 9, 2023. To enter, submit your work here by January 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST.

Awards for Research, Scholarship and Teaching

There are a number of academic awards that we give annually to encourage students to pursue excellence in their studies. Some of these are the Sidney Black Memorial Engineering Award, the Sidney Lanier Prize, the Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and the Mikiso Hane Prize for Undergraduate Writing in East Asian Studies.

Our Faculty are always looking for ways to improve our students’ skills and enhance their learning experience. One of our most recent prizes was awarded to a student whose undergraduate thesis examined the impact of prison labor on children’s lives. This was a huge success for the student, who received a grant of $500 to cover the cost of the trip to New York City where the paper was presented.

Another prize is the Sidney Hillman Prize for Socially Responsible Journalism in the United States and Canada, which honors excellence in journalism that exposes social and economic injustice and inspires action in service of the common good. Entries must have been published or broadcast in 2022 and be widely available to a U.S. audience.

We also give the Sidney DeVere Brown Prize to two undergraduates who have written original papers that engage with their particular field of study. These are selected by a committee that includes faculty members from the appropriate department.

Those who win the Sidney Lanier Prize must submit an essay of no more than 30 pages on a topic that is relevant to the region. The essay should be written in the English language and must include a bibliography. The committee will review the submission and publish an announcement in the Dartmouth.

The Sidney Hillman Foundation also gives a monthly Sidney Prize for Investigative Journalism in Service of the Common Good. To apply for this prize, a journalist must submit an article or feature that reflects Sidney’s values. This must be a story published in the United States that was broadcast or published online during the month of May 2022.

The Sidney Fellowship has a variety of projects and papers that have been selected for prize funding, with members winning for everything from work on the Rwandan national stadium cricket pavilion to a paper exploring the effects of stator platform geometry features on blade row performance. Dr Michael Ramage, pictured above, has been involved in a number of these prizes including a project that explored jurisdictional rights in the tenth and eleventh centuries.

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