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9/20 Deadline for Jonathan T. Y. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian/Asian American Folklore

Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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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 this award. 

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 folklore studies.

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 You need not be a member of the American Folklore Society to join its sections.

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