It is our greatest pleasure to announce:

The 2022 European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

Deadline: 15 September 2021

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 correspond to ‘Isles and Exiles’, the theme of the 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS). Please see the call for papers for the 19th annual EATS conference for details on the conference theme. Applicants must currently hold a valid 2021 EATS membership when participating in this contest. EATS board members are ineligible to apply.


Papers should be written in English, single-authored and 7,000–9,000 words long. The word count should include a 250-word abstract, footnotes and a bibliography/references. Applicants should use Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 spacing and APA referencing for styling the paper.


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 Unpublished original research papers will be accepted.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 2022 EATS conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper. Submissions for the YSA will not be considered as submissions to the 2022 EATS conference. Please follow the guidelines of the 2022 EATS call for papers to submit abstracts to the 19th EATS conference.


Please send the YSA Submission Form together with the main text in two files to and cc (subject: YSA, SURNAME, given name) by 15 September 2021.


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 2021 no more than three finalists. The finalists will be invited to present their papers at the 19 th annual EATS conference hosted by the University of Central Lancashire at its Cyprus campus on 6-8 April 2022. At the conference, the finalists will be further evaluated for their oral presentations for the final determination of the competition result.


The final results will be announced at the closing ceremony of the 2022 EATS conference. Each prize winner will be presented with an official certificate and a monetary award.


YSA finalists will receive a partial reimbursement for 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.