The Society for Romanian Studies – Graduate Student Essay Prize

Deadline: July 1, 2012
Open to: Graduate students enrolled at or have graduated from an institution of higher learning in North America
Prize: $300 together with the presentation of the essay during the 2012 National Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Description

The Society holds an annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian subject.

Below you can find links to essays rewarded in the past editions of the competition.

The First Graduate Student Essay Prize was presented at the 2009 AAASS meeting in Boston to Roland Clark (University of Pittsburgh) for his paper “Singing Fascist Style: Music in the Romanian Legion of the Archangel Michael.”

The Second Graduate Student Essay Prize was presented at the 2010 ASEEES conference in Los Angeles to Anca Mandru (University of Illinois) for her paper “Recurrent, Integrative, and Anti-Statist? Cultural Nationalism as Embodied in the Summer School at Valenii de Munte, Romania (1908-1940).”

The Third Graduate Student Essay Prize was presented at the 2011 ASEEES conference in Washington, D.C. to Cristina Onose (University of Toronto) for her paper “EU Funding to Romanian SMEs: A Blueprint for Bankruptcy?

Eligibility

The graduate student must be enrolled at or have graduated from an institution of higher learning in North America. The competition is open to current M.A. and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2011-2012.

If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2011-2012.  If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents.  Essays/chapters should be between 25 and 50 pages double spaced, including reference matter.  Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate’s conference paper proposal.  Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted.

Prize

The Fourth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize, consisting of $300, will be presented at the 2012 National Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Application

Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee below.  Submissions must be sent no later than July 1, 2012.

Prof. Margaret Beissinger, [email protected]

Dr. James Koranyi, [email protected]

Prof. Paul Sum, [email protected]

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