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SRS 2020 Graduate Student Essay Prize

The Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize

The Society for Romanian Studies (SRS) is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter.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 2020 prize consists of $250 plus an individual, one-year membership to SRS that includes a subscription to the journal, valued at $75. The second-place award of honorable mention includes a one-year subscription to the journal.

The competition is open to current MA and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2019–2020. The submitted work should have been completed during the 2018–19 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 citations.

Candidates should clearly indicate their institutional affiliation. Include as well your current e-mail and postal addresses so that you may be contacted.  Questions can be directed to the chair of the committee, Gerard Weber, at Gerard.Weber@bcc.cuny.edu.  Please send a copy of the essay, any accompanying documentation (as both Word and PDF please) and an updated CV to Gerard.Weber@bcc.cuny.edu

Applicants are not required to be members of SRS in order to apply.

Deadline for submissions is 15 July 2020.  The winners will be announced on 1 November 2020.

SRS Essay Prize Committee Members:

Gerard Weber (Chair)

Department of Social Sciences
Bronx Community College
City University of New York

Alexandra Chiriac

Independent Scholar
Bucharest, Romania

Rodica Milena Zaharia

Department of International Business and Economics
Academy of Economic Studies
Bucharest, Romania