Undergraduate Student Paper Prize

The Russian Heritage in the UK Society presents an award to the undergraduate student paper that best represents outstanding research of Russian-British shared history. The subject matter should deal with the history of Russians in Britain before 2000, and their contribution to British society.
The award carries a cash prize of £500 and will be decided by a panel of judges (confirmed panel members include academics from Cambridge, Oxford and Keele Universities, as well as Russian Academy of Sciences and  Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of Russia Abroad).

A second prize of £100 may be awarded, upon decision of the panel of judges, to an article of extraordinary merit dealing with the British contribution to Russia’s society or a non-scholarly article submitted to a general interest magazine or newspaper or a non-fiction book dealing with the subject. The winner(s) shall be invited to the Russian Heritage in the UK conference where they will be able to present their paper and collect the prize in person. The winning article(s) shall be published, in full, in the relevant issue of the “Proceedings of the Russian Heritage in the UK Conference”. An abridged version, should the winner wish so and provide such version, shall be published in the “Russian Heritage Magazine”.
Terms and conditions: 

  • Matriculated undergraduate students of UK universities of any nationality, or students of British nationality of universities outside UK may participate.
  • Nominations may be made by the author or his/her teacher, before 10 October 2020. Papers originally written for a class within this same time period and subsequently published are still eligible. 
  • Only one single-authored work by the same author in a given year will be accepted. Two works by the same author will be accepted if one or both works are jointly authored.
  • In submitting the paper for award consideration, the nominator must include the date and title of the course or publication for which the paper was written.
  • Submissions must be in English; articles in Russian may be considered as an exception.
  • The paper must be double-spaced; may not exceed 18,000 words in length, including notes and references; and must be in a minimum of 12 point font.
  • Nominators must include a letter of support describing the merits of the student paper they are submitting.

All supporting documents must be submitted in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format.

Submissions must be sent to .