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The Association for the Study of Food and Society Accepting Entries for Paper Awards

Thursday, January 16, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit a paper for the William Whit (undergraduate) and Alex McIntosh (graduate) prizes. These awards recognize students' contributions to the field of food studies. There will be one award each for an undergraduate student paper and a graduate student paper. Beginning in 2020, these papers may be single authored or multi-authored. ASFS welcomes submissions on a wide range of issues relating to food, society and culture, and from the diverse disciplinary and trans-disciplinary fields that ASFS encompasses. The author of each award-winning paper will receive:

  • $500 cash prize;
  • Students who will be attending the conference are encouraged to apply for a student travel grant.

***Please note:

  • If it is a multi-authored paper, all authors must be students at the time the paper was written;
  • In the case of multi-authored papers, the award check will be sent to the first-named author.

Submission Guidelines and Conditions of Award

Eligible entries must:

  • have been written for a course or research project directed by a faculty member at an academic institution or research institute (NOT a dissertation or MA thesis chapter UNLESS it was written as a separate paper for a specific course);
  • have been completed within one year prior to submission date (no earlier than the previous February);
  • be submitted via email with ALL required documents as separate and attached documents:
  • a completed and separate submission cover sheet (see below for requirements);
  • the properly formatted paper; and
  • Supervising professor's letter must be on letterhead and signed (pdf scans are more than fine) and state: the name of the student(s), the course, the term/dates the course was taught and the paper written plus a statement testifying to authorship and veracity of information and data (please scan the signed letter or use an electronic signature and attach). There is no need for an extended letter.

***The STUDENT must submit all documents by the deadline. Do NOT ask your supervising professor to submit his/her letter separately.

To view information about the required format for paper, guidelines for submission, and evaluation criteria, see ASFS Student Paper Awards.

Submission Instructions

Submit an electronic version of the paper, which does not include personally identifying information, along with the submission cover sheet and electronic letter from the primary supervising professor to:

  • Undergraduate Papers: Riki Saltzman at, Adjudication Committee Chair. Questions can be directed to Saltzman.  
  • Graduate Paper: Zeynep Kilic at, Adjudication Committee Chair. Questions can be directed to Kilic. 

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