The George Monteiro Prize
Each year, the Program in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and the Kellogg Institute award The George Monteiro Prize for the best essay, written in Portuguese by an undergraduate student on a subject related to the Lusophone world. Papers must have been submitted as a requirement to one of the courses offered at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. The award carries a monetary value of $500 and the recipient is recognized at the Kellogg Senior Awards Reception and at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Reception during Commencement week.
The prize recognizes the outstanding contributions of George Monteiro, Professor Emeritus of English and of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. A renowned scholar of American, British, and Portuguese literature, Professor Monteiro was the first Director of the Center for Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University (1975-1980). His books include Stephen Crane's Blue Badge of Courage; Fernando Pessoa and Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Literature; The Presence of Pessoa: English, American, and Southern African Literary Responses; The Presence of Camões: Influences on the Literature of England, America & Southern Africa; The Correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams; Robert Frost and the New England Renaissance; and Henry James and John Hay: The Record of a Friendship. He also translated Iberian Poems by Miguel Torga, A Man Smiles at Death with Half a Face by José Rodrigues Miguéis, Self-Analysis and Thirty Other Poems by Fernando Pessoa, and In Crete, with the Minotaur, and Other Poemsby Jorge de Sena.
Ane Miren Perez Ortega, one of the 2012 recipients of the George Monteiro Prize, with Fr. Hesburgh and her family.
Each application should include the following:
A 6-10 page essay written in Portuguese. (Font should be 12 point and pages should be double-spaced)
Competitive applicants will demonstrate excellence in linguistic competence and strong research skills.
The cover page and essay should be submitted in hard copy to the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, 130 Hesburgh Center.
Funding for this award has been made possible by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Portugal.
Assistant Director, Kellogg Institute