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Postgraduate Prizes

NZASIA Conference Best Postgraduate Essays

The Asia New Zealand Foundation  Prize for the Best Presentation on International Relation, Law, Security, and Trade (and travel grant)

Call for Papers: NZASIA Conference Best Postgraduate Essays

Submission deadline: 1st October, 2017 at 5pm New Zealand time.

The New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA) is pleased to sponsor two postgraduate prizes for the best student papers at the 2017 conference. The prizes aim to recognize outstanding student achievement in research on Asia and award students who display a high level of scholarship in their work. We hope the prizes will also motivate students to develop their conference papers for publication. Two prizes, NZ$300 and NZ$200, will be awarded for the best papers. Winners will also receive a complimentary one-year full NZASIA membership including a one-year subscription to the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. In addition, winners will be invited to submit their papers to the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies; note, however, that publication is not guaranteed as journal submissions are subject to standard review procedures. Applicants must be currently enrolled postgraduate students registered for the conference. Winners will be announced at the conference dinner.

Eligibility

All currently enrolled postgraduate students who have registered for the conference are eligible to be considered for the prize. Papers submitted should be based on the student's thesis research or other original research on any Asia-related topic and should not have been previously published or recently accepted for publication. Co-authored papers will not be considered.

Criteria for selection

Papers should demonstrate the following:
¬ Understanding of topic
¬ Originality
¬ Sound methodology
¬ Scholarship

Submission Guidelines
Students must include the following in their application - a full paper, double-spaced, of approximately 5,000 words, a short abstract (250 words), a completed entry form and a scanned copy of their student ID. All submissions will go through a blind review process. Do not include your name or affiliation in your paper.
Application checklist
Remember to include the following;
¬ Entry form
¬ Paper (double-spaced) - approximately 5,000 words and abstract (250 words). Your name and affiliation must not appear on your paper
¬ Scanned copy of your student ID card

Email your entry to nzasia2017@otago.ac.nz by 1st October, 2017 at 5pm New Zealand time.

Application for Asia New Zealand Foundation Prize for Best Presentation on  International Relations, Law, Security, and Trade.

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will award a NZ$200 prize to the best presentation on topics related to Asia in the context of International Relations, Law, Security and Trade.  The Asia New Zealand Foundation welcomes applications from postgraduate students whose area of interest focuses on issues in the broader areas of international relations, security and trade.  Applicants must be currently enrolled postgraduate students registered for the conference. The winner will be announced at the conference dinner.
Note: Applicants will be also be considered for a postgraduate travel grant (up to NZ$500) to cover for the costs of registration, travel, accommodation.

Eligibility
All currently enrolled postgraduate students who have registered for the conference are eligible to be considered for the prize. 

Submission Guidelines
Students must include the following in their application:  conference presentation paper, a scanned copy of their student ID, CV., and indicate if they wish to apply for the travel grant
Application checklist
¬ Conference presentation paper 
¬ Scanned copy of your student ID card
¬ Curriculum Vitae
¬ Have you applied for the travel grant? 

Email your entry to Dr James To, jto@asianz.org.nz by 1st October, 2017 at 5pm New Zealand time.