IACS Dissertation Prize – Call for Nominations

To encourage the critical scholarship in inter-Asia cultural studies, The IACS Society has set up the IACS Dissertation Prize, to be granted every two years to recognize and honor the emerging and exciting research in the field. Dissertations intending to enter this competition will have to be nominated first either by his/her advisor or a scholar in the field. The period in which dissertations are considered are from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2023. The successful candidate will have to have his/her Ph.D. in hand by July 23, 2023. The successful dissertation will demonstrate engagement with the IACS scholarship, emphasizing an attempt at advancing the inter-Asia methodologies and knowledge production on the local, regional, and/or transnational registers. The nomination form will have to be submitted to interasiaculturalstudies@gmail.com by February 28, 2023.

After an initial screening, the dissertations will be reviewed by the dissertation prize committee in February, and the decision will be announced by mid-May. The prize winner will get a chance to present his/her work at the IACS conference and receive a USD$500 award.