It is our greatest pleasure to announce:

The 2020 European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

Deadline: extended to 15 September 2019

1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400 (actual amount subject to funding availability)

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. Papers should be related to the issue of ‘Narrating Taiwan: Re-imagining, re-writing, and re-connecting Taiwan’, the theme the 17th Annual Conference of European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) (please see the Call for Papers for details on the conference theme). Applicants must be current EATS members. EATS board members are ineligible to apply.


Papers should be written in English and single-authored (Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 spacing, 3–5 keywords, APA referencing). Please use this form as the covering letter together with your main text for submission. Unpublished original research papers will be accepted.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 2020 EATS Conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of 7,000–9,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography/reference). On the title page, please include the author’s full name, institution, email address, and postal address.

Submissions to YSA will not be automatically considered as submissions to the 2020 EATS Conference. Please follow the guidelines of the 2020 EATS Call for Papers to submit abstracts to the 17th EATS Conference.


Please submit your covering letter as well as your main text as two files to and cc (subject: your name + YSA 2020) by 15 September 2019.


Submissions will be evaluated according to their relevance to the field, originality, clarity of methodology, quality of presentation, and respect for quotation rules. After a double-blind external review process, the EATS Board will nominate by 30 November 2019 no more than three finalists. The finalists will be invited to present their works at the 17th EATS Conference co-hosted by Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and KU Leuven Campus Brussels, Brussels on 6-8 April 2020. During the conference, their papers and presentations will be further assessed.


The final results will be announced at the closing ceremony of the 2020 EATS Conference. Each prize winner will be presented with an official certificate and monetary award (1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400, actual amount subject to funding availability).


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.