The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) is excited to announce a new annual prize of $250 for the best University of Chicago M.A. thesis dealing with topics related to Japan.  The selection committee considers the specific content, regional focus, and methodologies of annual submissions.  Preference will be provided to papers utilizing original source materials in an East Asian language.  Note: Students in 2-year terminal M.A. programs are eligible to apply for this Prize in the year they complete their M.A. thesis requirement.

DEADLINE: August 15th each academic year


ELIGIBILITY: University of Chicago graduate students in 1-year and 2-year terminal M.A. programs


  • M.A. Thesis (in PDF)
  • (1) Letter of Recommendation from UChicago faculty


Please note:  This application requires one letter of recommendation, also due by the deadline. Upon submitting the online application, the faculty member you specify will receive an email with directions to submit a letter of recommendation.  This email is intended as a courtesy reminder; you should be in contact with your professor regarding a letter of recommendation prior to your submission.

For additional information about this and other prizes and fellowships, please visit CEAS Funding for UChicago Students.