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SRS 2019 Graduate Student Essay Prize


Deadline: July 1, 2019


The Society for Romanian Studies is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter. The submitted single-author work must be written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian or Moldovan subject, broadly and inclusively understood.


The 2019 prize consists of $300. The winner will be announced on 1 November 2019. The competition is open to current MA and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2018–2019. The submitted work should have been completed during the 2017–18 academic year. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable if accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate’s conference paper proposal. Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the essay submitted. Essays/chapters should be up to 10,000 words double spaced, including reference matter.


Candidates should also clearly indicate their institutional affiliation and the type of the essay submitted. Questions can be directed to the chair of the committee, Marina Cap-Bun: marina_capbun@yahoo.com


Please send a copy of the essay, any accompanying documentation (as both Word and PDF please) and an updated CV to 2019srsPrize@gmail.com.


The members of the Members of this year’s committee are:


Marina Cap-Bun (Chair)

Romanian Language and Literature

“Ovidius” University of Constanta (Romania)



Valeska Bopp-Filimonov

Romanian Studies

Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena (Germany)



Cristian Tileaga

Social Sciences

Loughborough University (UK)



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