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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

IASA Emory Elliot Prize

The International American Studies Association announces the Emory Elliot prize for outstanding paper presented at an IASA World Congress. The award will carry a special citation and an honorarium to help partially meet the expenses of travel to the IASA conference. The award-winning paper will be published in the proceedings of the conference, or in other resulting publications in print, or in RIAS: Review of International American Studies, which is IASA's refereed e-journal. Eligibility for the award is restricted to junior or mid-level professionals (within 10 years of obtaining their terminal degree). Deadline: March 15, 2011.

IASA Emory Elliot Prize
Keeping in view how Prof. Elliott went out of his way to encourage young
scholars and faculty in the early and middle stages of their career, the
eligibility for the award is restricted to junior or mid-level
professionals (within 10 years of obtaining their terminal degree)
regardless of nationality, academic affiliation, or discipline.
Selection Rules:
1. A panel of judges will be appointed each year by the IASA
Executive Committee to evaluate papers. The decision of the judges will be final.
2. The award will be announced prior to the conference.
3. IASA officers, executive members, and conference organizers are
not eligible to compete.
Application Procedure:
1. Applying for consideration for this award does not obviate the need to
submit a proposal to the regular Call for Papers. Candidates should submit
their proposal to the Congress by the regular due date (NOW EXTENDED TO JAN.
5TH, 2011), AND as well they should submit to the competition as noted
below. PLEASE NOTE, only those abstracts submitted explicitly for the Emory
Elliott prize will be considered for the prize and submissions for the EE
Prize will not be automatically forwarded to the general congress
programming committee. Therefore, it is the individual scholar's
responsibility to submit to both to assure a place on the program. The
abstract should be submitted to the organizers by the stipulated deadline
for regular conference papers (Jan. 5th) and to the prize competition by the
same date.
2. To apply for prize consideration, send your name, contact information,
abstract, and date and place of your terminal degree to: Ms. Anita Kaiser
(arkaiser@illinois.edu) by Jan. 5th. The Prize committee will review all
abstracts and will, by Feb. 1st, request those which are highest ranked by
them to then submit a full paper for consideration. If you are not contacted
by Feb. 1st, you may assume that your submission is no longer under
consideration for the prize, but we hope you will still plan to attend the
congress. All prize winners must be members of IASA by the time of the
Congress if not before.
3. The assessment of the award will take into consideration the
abstract as well as the written paper, paying special attention to its
subject, structure and content.
4. The length of the final paper submitted should be 3,000 - 3,500
words. It should be sent along with a short CV (no more than 3 pages) and
a statement from the candidate guaranteeing that it is his/her own original
unpublished paper. Due date for those materials, (to be submitted only if
requested to by the prize committee) will be March 15th, 2011. Send those
materials to arkaiser@illinois.edu if requested to submit them.
5. The prize committee will then evaluate the full papers under its review
and rank them, choosing one winner and, if they wish, suggesting that up to
two additional papers be recognized as noteworthy and recommending that they
be published in an IASA venue as noted above. The winner will be notified
by the prize committee by May 1st.
The monetary part of the award will vary from year to year depending on
finances, but it is expected that this first award will be in the range of
the equivalent of at least 200 Euros. It will be the responsibility of the
prize candidates to follow all of the stipulations above. The decisions of
the judges is final.