Eligibility:  University of Chicago graduate students in 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year terminal M.A. programs

Description: The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) sponsors an annual prize of $250 awarded for the best University of Chicago M.A. thesis dealing with topics related to Japan. University of Chicago students in 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year terminal M.A. programs with a final thesis requirement are eligible to apply.  Starting in 2020, up to two prizes can be awarded each year. The selection committee considers the specific content, regional focus, and methodologies of annual submissions.  Preference will be provided to papers utilizing original source materials in an East Asian language. Note: Students in 2-year and 3-year terminal M.A. programs are eligible to apply for this Prize in the year they complete their M.A. thesis requirement.

Application Requirements:
The following should be uploaded in PDF format as part of your online application, with the exception of the letter of recommendation:

  • M.A. Thesis
  • One Letter of Recommendation from UChicago Faculty

Please note: This application requires one letter of recommendation, also due by the deadline. Upon submitting the online application, the faculty member you specify will receive an email with directions to submit a letter of recommendationThis email is intended as a courtesy reminder; you should be in contact with your professor regarding a letter of recommendation prior to your submission.

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