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It is our greatest pleasure to announce for the 6th time:

The European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

The EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are EATS members and are currently studying for a postgraduate degree at an European institution or are within three years of having submitted their PhD thesis but are not in a full-time lectureship. Applicants should present their papers at any regular (non-MA) panel. EATS board members are not eligible to apply.

Paper evaluation criteria: relevance to the field, originality, clarity of methodology, quality of the expression, clarity of source and respect for rules of quotation.

Papers should be written in English; only single-authored papers will be accepted. Papers should preferably be unpublished; however, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly jour-nal at the time of the 2016 EATS conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of around 7000 words (maximum 9000 words) including bibliography/reference and notes. The copy should include the author’s full name, institution, and address.

The YSA review committee will nominate 3 finalists. During the conference, their papers and formal presenta-tions will be further assessed. The winners of the YSA will be honoured with the award of a certificate and modest monetary prizes.

It is expected that candidates who submit papers for the consideration of Young Scholar Award are or will be registered as EATS members by the time of the 2016 EATS conference.

The deadline for submission of full papers is extended to 10 March 2016.

Please log in or register and submit the abstract to the EATS website and send a copy to Please specify the subject as “your name + ysa 2016”.