It is our greatest pleasure to announce:

The 2021 European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

Deadline: 15 September 2020

The Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s Degree 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 ‘Taiwan in Transition’, the theme the 18th Annual Conference of the 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, APA referencing). Please use this form as the covering letter together with the 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 Unpublished original research papers will be accepted.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 2021 EATS Conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of 7,000–9,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography/references).

Submissions for the YSA will not be considered as submissions to the 2021 EATS Conference. Please follow the guidelines of the 2021 EATS Call for Papers to submit abstracts to the 18th EATS Conference.


Please submit your covering letter as well as your main text as two files to and cc (subject: your name + YSA 2021) by 15 September 2020.


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 2020 no more than three finalists. The finalists will be invited to present their papers at the 18th Annual EATS Conference hosted by Masaryk University, Brno on 15-17 April 2021. During the conference, their papers and presentations will be further assessed.


The final results will be announced at the closing ceremony of the 2021 EATS Conference. Each prize winner will be presented with an official certificate and monetary award.


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.