The Olivette Otele Prize

Date / time: 18 November, 12:00 am

The Olivette Otele Prize


The Olivette Otele Paper Prize is open for submissions! Black UK-Based PhD students are invited to submit an abstract of a maximum of 500 words based on a 40-minute paper by the 18th of November to This prize was created in 2020 to begin to address the inequities faced by Black scholars in academic History, named after the UK’s first Black female History Professor. The prize aims to both provide some financial remuneration for the labour involved in academic research, as well as producing the paper, and to boost the academic profiles of the shortlisted scholars.

Key Dates:

18 November 2021 – Deadline for applications

16 December 2021 – Shortlist of five applicants to be selected

24 February 2022 – Deadline for finalists’ submissions

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