The Midwest Slavic Association is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition. The deadline is May 14, 2021.
Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. See below for eligibility details and guidelines on submissions. The best undergraduate paper will win a one-year membership to the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the national level. This competition is made possible through the support of ASEEES.
Undergraduate paper submissions can be in a variety of formats, including a conference paper, thesis, course paper, or article. Papers should be no longer than 20 double-spaced pages including notes and bibliography. Submissions must be submitted electronically and written in English. With your submission, please also include a short bio of the author, an abstract of the essay, and indicate the format of the essay.
Graduate essay submissions can be in several formats: expanded versions of conference papers, graduate-level seminar papers, Master’s thesis chapters, or dissertation chapters. The student should indicate what type of paper they are submitting and provide an abstract. Essays should have a minimum word count of 7,500 and a maximum word count of 14,000 (25 to 50 pages approximately) inclusive of footnotes and bibliography. Submissions must be written in English, double-spaced, and include footnotes or endnotes. With your submission, please also include a short bio of the author, an abstract of the essay, and indicate the format of the essay. Please visit ASEEES’ website for full information on the national level competition.
Eligibility: All students enrolled at a college or university in one of the states that is part of the Midwest Slavic Association’s regional coverage (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) are eligible to submit an essay for consideration. Students are not required to participate in the Midwest Slavic Conference in order to be eligible.
Submission: Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name, the institution at which you are enrolled, and in which competition you are participating (undergraduate/graduate), as well as a PDF of your paper with all information as outlined above.