The Young Scholar Prize in Middle Eastern Studies
The Middle Eastern Studies Program is now inviting submissions to its
annual essay contest, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate students
at Syracuse University.
The MES Young Scholar Prize will be awarded to the
best two essays dealing with any aspect of the Middle East written by one
undergraduate and one graduate student enrolled at Syracuse University. The
authors of the winning papers will be presented with an award of $500 and a
The entries, which can
originate as course papers, will be evaluated by a faculty committee on the
basis of originality of research and conceptualization, cogency of argument and
clarity of writing. Essays must be no fewer than 5,000
and no more than 7,500 words in length (including bibliography), double-spaced and
must have been produced between May 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. Essays can be
nominated by the faculty or by students (with a letter of support from a faculty
member). Please send two copies to the MES Young
Scholar Award Committee, Middle Eastern Studies Program, 100 Eggers
Hall. For further information, please contact Prof. Yüksel Sezgin at (315)
443-4431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission deadline is April 1, 2020 (5PM).