Asian Studies Research Awards Submissions Open

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Did you write an essay or research paper engaging Asia in some manner during 2020?

Submit your UA undergraduate work for the 2021 Asian Studies Research Awards!

Deadline February 12, 2021

The 2021 Asian Studies Research Awards, along with a small scholarship, will be given to UA undergraduates for submissions in two categories, essays and research papers. Essays are generally under 10 pages and can take various forms (book review, response paper, reflective essay, etc.). Research papers are generally longer than 10 pages and involve individual engagement with multiple sources to construct an original argument. These can be seminar term papers, independent study research papers, honors theses, creative projects, etc. A faculty committee will select an awardee in each category from submissions received. All submissions must have a substantial engagement with an aspect of Asia.

Submit the paper or project by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 12, 2021, to All submissions must include a cover page with name, CWID, email address, and a 3-4 sentence summary of the paper or project. The 2 Research Awards (open to all undergraduates) and the Asian Studies Outstanding Student Award (restricted to minors in Asian Studies) will be announced during Honors Week Spring 2021.

For more information, contact Steven Ramey, the Director of Asian Studies.