Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award 2017-18 About Us

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The Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award (TSDA) is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled at an institution in the EU who submit their dissertations during the academic year of 2017-18. Students in the disciplines of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences whose dissertations are focused on, related to, or comparing Taiwan with other case studies are eligible to participate in the competition for TSDA. EATS will issue two undergraduate awards and two postgraduate awards. Each will be presented with an official certificate and a modest monetary prize. All submissions will be blind reviewed independently by experts in the relevant fields. The working language is English. The word count for undergraduate dissertations is between 10,000 and 12,000 words. The word count for postgraduate dissertations (Master’s, MPhil) is between 10,000 and 15,000 words. The primary criterion for assessment is the intellectual rigour of the dissertation.

The deadline for submitting undergraduate dissertations is 30th July 2018; the deadline for submitting postgraduate (MA/MPhil) dissertations is 31st December 2018.

There are two channels for submission:

  1. by self-nomination: if you are a student, please send your dissertation together with your CV (including the names of your supervisors).
  2. by recommendation: if you are a supervisor and would like to nominate a dissertation under your supervision, please send a copy of the dissertation.

Please submit to and direct any related queries to Dr Chun-yi Lee at chunyi.lee@eats-taiwan.edu