The New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) encourages the development of the skills of scholarly writing by awarding annual prizes for excellent student papers dealing with Asia. Two such prizes are awarded each year, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. Runners-up are named in each category.
The prizes honor the outstanding service of Dr. Marleigh Grayer Ryan, former Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of Japanese Literature, and Coordinator of Asian Studies at SUNY New Paltz; and longtime Executive Secretary of NYCAS.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students at a college or university in New York State.
Field: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Asia in diaspora, and Asian American studies.
Awards: The First Prize winners in the Undergraduate and Graduate categories each will receive a $100 prize; up to $100 reimbursement for travel and expenses to attend the NYCAS 2012 Annual Meeting hosted by SUNY New Paltz on September 28-29, 2012; and a waiver of the NYCAS 2012 registration fee, including conference meals at the NYCAS meeting.
The Runner-up/Honorable Mention winners each will receive a waiver of the NYCAS 2012 registration fee, including conference meals at the NYCAS meeting.
The winning papers will be published on the NYCAS website and considered for presentation in a panel at the NYCAS meeting. The prizes will be presented at a luncheon on September 29, 2012.
Format of papers: Papers should include a cover page giving the title of the paper, the student's name, category, institution, and contact information (including current email and permanent mailing address).
Submission of papers: A student may submit only one entry. Papers may be submitted by the student author or by a faculty member acting on behalf of a student. A faculty member may not provide any evaluative comments at the time of nomination.
Papers should be submitted by e: attachment only. Undergraduate papers are limited to 40 pages. Graduate papers are limited to 60 pages.
A submitted paper should stand alone and not be a segment of a larger work, such as a Senior Thesis, Masters' Thesis, or Doctoral Dissertation.
With your submission, please include the name and email address of the professor and the name of the course for which your paper was prepared. Please also include an alternative email address for yourself as well as a mailing address.
Entry deadline: June 1, 2012
Notification of awards: August 15, 2012
Submit papers by email attachment to:
Professor Dylan McGee, Chair
NYCAS Marleigh Grayer Ryan Prize Committee
Department of Foreign Languages, SUNY New Paltz