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It is our greatest pleasure to announce:

The 2019 European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

Deadline: 15 September 2018

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

The Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme, or who 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 issue of ‘Recognising Taiwan’, the theme the 16th Annual Conference of European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) (please see the Call for Papers for an elaboration of the conference theme). Applicants must be a current EATS member. EATS board members are not eligible to apply.

Submission: Papers should be written in English and single-authored (Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 spacing, 3–5 keywords, APA referencing). Unpublished original research papers will be accepted.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 2019 EATS Conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of 7,000–9,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography/reference). Please include in the title page the author’s full name, institution, email address, and postal address.

Submissions to YSA will not be automatically considered as submissions to the 2019 EATS Conference. Please follow the guidelines of the 2019 EATS Call for Papers to submit abstracts to the 16th EATS Conference.

Deadline: 15 September. Please submit to and cc. (subject: “your name + YSA 2019”).

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 2018 no more than 3 finalists. The finalists will be invited to present their works at the 16th EATS Conference at Nottingham Trent University, UK, 10–12 April 2019. During the conference, their papers and presentations will be further assessed.

Award: The final results will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 EATS Conference. Each prize winner will be presented with an official certificate and monetary award (1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400).

Funding: YSA finalists 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.