9/20 Deadline for Jonathan T. Y. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian/Asian American Folklore
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The Eastern Asia Folklore Section of the American Folklore
Society is proud to present the Jonathan T. Y. Yeh Award for Student
Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore. The award aims to foster and
promote graduate and undergraduate students in the early stages of their careers, encourage advanced scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or
Asian American folklore subjects, and support AFS members who want to
participate more actively in the society.
$500 will be awarded to the best student research paper that
contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research
and analysis. The winner will be announced at the 2013 AFS Annual Meeting.
The co-conveners of
the Eastern Asia Folklore Section will form the prize committee, together with
three additional members, including Nora Yeh, who provides the sponsorship for
At the time of application, the applicant must be a registered
full-time graduate or undergraduate student. He or she can be enrolled in any discipline in an US academic institution.
The work must show compelling prospects for the publication of his or her
scholarly work and demonstrate a dedication to research and/or teaching
All applications must include a one-page cover letter describing the
applicant's background and current activities, indicating why the applicant
deserves consideration for this award; a one-page CV; a 10-12 page research
paper, double-spaced (approximately 2500 words); and two letters of
recommendation from academic institutions or equivalent, sent under separate
cover (e-mail attachments are acceptable).
Please send all materials via e-mail and in hard copy to Dr. Fariha Khan, Asian
American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, 166 McNeil Bldg., 3718
Locust Walk, Philadelphia PA 19104 USA.
All complete applications must be received by September 20,
2013 and will be evaluated by the committee members by October
1, 2013. The prize will be awarded at the AFS annual meeting in
Providence, RI this October.
To join this dues-free
American Folklore Society section, see http://www.afsnet.org/?StoreSections.
You need not be a member of the American Folklore Society to join its sections.