Grants and Fellowships: May 26, 2015

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is proud to present the Jonathan T. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore.  The award aims to foster and promote graduate and undergraduate students in the early stages of their careers, encourage advanced scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or Asian American folklore subjects, and support AFS members who want to participate more actively in the Society.  The $500 prize winner will be announced at the 2015 annual meeting for the best student paper that contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis.  It is expected that the award recipient will present his/her paper at the AFS annual conference.

The co-conveners of the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section will form the committee, together with three additional members, including Dr. Nora Yeh who sponsors this award, to select the paper.  At the time of submission, the applicant must be a registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student.  He or she may be enrolled in any discipline in any U.S. academic institution.  The work must show compelling prospects for the publication of his or her scholarly work and demonstrate a dedication to research and/or teaching folklore studies.  All applications must include a one-page cover letter describing the applicant’s background and current activities, indicating why the applicant deserves consideration for this award; a one-page CV; a 10-12 page research paper, double-spaced (approximately 2500 words); and one letter of recommendation from an academic institution or equivalent, sent under separate cover (e-mail attachments are acceptable).

Please send all materials via e-mail and in hard copy to:

Dr. Fariha Khan
Asian American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania
166 McNeil Bldg., 3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.

All completed applications must be received by June 15, 2015 and the winner will be announced on June 30, 2015.  The prize will be awarded at the AFS 2015 annual meeting.

To join this American Folklore Society interest-group section, please visit the AFS membership page of the web site, where you will find both a secure online and a printable, mail-in membership form.  You need not be a member of the American Folklore Society to join its sections.