The Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) will award a prize to the best graduate student paper accepted for presentation at the 2016 AAAS conference, addressing any topic in Asian American or Pacific Islander American studies.
The awardee will receive $300 from the AURA-AAAS Endowment Fund. This gift honors the legacy of the Asians United to Raise Awareness (AURA) Fund and its founding mission: striving for positive social change by funding and developing programs that raise political and cultural awareness about and among the Asian American community. Awardee must attend and present the selected paper at the 2016 AAAS conference to receive this prize.
Entries may be submitted by a student (self-nominated submissions are encouraged) or by a professor on a student’s behalf. To submit an entry, please complete the form below and provide a copy of the paper (or presentation) in the form it will be given at the conference. Papers must be conference length: no longer than 10 pages, double-spaced, with one inch margins in 12-point Times font. Essays that exceed the designated length will not be considered.
Papers may be published or under consideration for publication. Papers may be co-authored, but the student should be the lead author. Winners will also receive advice from members of the Journal of Asian American Studies editorial board about pursuing publication.
Decisions regarding this award will be determined by a subcommittee of the AAAS Board with approval by the full AAAS Board.
Important Dates: Applications must be received in full by February 10, 2016. Honoree will be notified by February 20, 2016. Award will be presented at the AAAS Annual Conference awards ceremony in Miami, FL, on Saturday, April 30, 2016.