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It is our greatest pleasure to announce:

The 2018 European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

Deadline: 14 September 2017

1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400

The EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme, or are within three years of having submitted their PhD dissertation but are not currently in a full-time lectureship. In their papers, applicants should address the 2018 EATS conference theme, “Sustainable Taiwan”. Applicants must be a current EATS member. EATS board members are not eligible to apply.

Submission: Papers should be written in English, and only single-authored, unpublished original research papers will be accepted. However, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2018 EATS conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of 7000–9000 words (including bibliography/reference and notes). Please include in the title page the author’s full name, institution, email address, and postal address.

The deadline for submission of full papers is 31 August 2017. Please submit to and cc. Please specify the subject as “your name + YSA 2018”.

Evaluation: Submissions will be evaluated according to their relevance to the field, originality, clarity of methodology, quality of the writing, and respect for the rules of quotation. After a double blind external review process, the EATS Board will nominate by the end of November 2017 no more than 3 finalists. The finalists will be invited to present their works at the EATS conference in Zurich, Switzerland, 4–6 April 2018. During the conference, their papers and formal presentations will be further assessed.

Award: The final results of the 2018 European Taiwan Studies YSA will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 EATS annual conference. Each prize winner will be presented with an official certificate and monetary award (1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400).

Important Notice:

  • YSA finalists must arrange their own travel to Zurich. Each of them will receive a partial reimbursement of travel and/or accommodation during the conference as per EATS conference regulations. Absence from the EATS conference will be considered as withdrawal from the competition.
  • Paper submissions to YSA will not be automatically considered as an abstract submission for the 2018 EATS annual conference. Please follow the guidelines of the 2018 EATS Call for Papers to submit your abstract to participate in the EATS Annual Conference in Zurich.