The Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Early Career Achievement Award recognizes a junior scholar who has made valuable contributions to the field in the early stage of their career (PhD awarded 2009 or later). Nominees should show outstanding and innovative research in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies. Preference will be given to those who also exemplify excellence in teaching and demonstrate a commitment to campus, community, and/or professional service. Selection for this award is based on those who are most likely to become academic leaders in the future.
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.
To submit a nomination, please complete the form below and provide a CV and a letter of support. These materials should explain the qualifications of the nominee and highlight the significance of scholarly, teaching, and service contributions. All documents should be compiled into a single PDF, in 12-point Times font, with a maximum of 7 pages.
Decisions regarding this award will be determined by the AAAS Board.
Important Dates: Applications must be received in full by January 15, 2016. Honoree will be notified by February 15, 2016. Award will be presented at the AAAS Annual Conference awards ceremony in Miami, FL, on Saturday, April 30, 2016.