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July 12, 2011

Competition for Burma Paper Prize 2011

The Burma Studies Foundation announces the 2nd Biennial Sarah M. Bekker Prize for an academic paper on a subject dealing with Burma/Myanmar.

Up to two awards of US$500 will be given for the best research paper, essay, or article of no more than 10,000 words on a subject dealing with Burma/Myanmar. The prize is open to students in any academic field, graduate or undergraduate, who are currently registered at a university or college; there are no citizenship or residence requirements.

To apply (three steps):
Mail one paper copy of your paper, before January 31st, 2012, to Julian K. Wheatley, Chair, the Burma Studies Foundation: 1427 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-6059, USA.
Send one electronic copy of your paper (in pdf format) to wheatley@mit.edu.
Have your academic advisor send an email to wheatley@mit.edu certifying that the paper submitted is original research. [This emailed note can simply be a few lines such as: “Maung Shwe You, a student working under my supervision, is submitting a paper based on original research for the Burma Studies Prize”, signed by your advisor.] Receipt of your paper and advisor’s certification will be confirmed by email.

Your entry should be written in English, and postmarked no later than January 31, 2012. The decision of the Prize Committee will be made by June 1, 2012.

The winner will be notified immediately, and the prize will be awarded at the 2012 Burma Studies Conference to be held in the Fall at the Center for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University. The decision of the judges is final. The submission will be reviewed for publication in the Journal of Burma Studies (Northern Illinois University).

July 4, 2011. Queries to J. Wheatley: wheatley@mit.edu

Posted by katemw at July 12, 2011 09:09 AM


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