The Best of the Next Generation American Mongolists Research Paper Prize Competition
Embassy of Mongolia to the United States and
The Mongolia Society are pleased to announce The Next Generation American Mongolists Research Paper Prize competition. This prize will recognize the top three papers on a topic of Mongolian Studies by masters- and doctoral-level students and new PhDs.
Papers will be judged on the originality of the thesis advanced, thoroughness and quality of research, knowledge and use of primary sources in original languages, importance of the topic for Mongolia and the Mongols, and the scholarly promise the author demonstrates in advancing the field of Mongolian Studies.
Winning papers will be recognized with awards of $2,500 (first prize), $1,500 (second prize), and $1,000 (third prize). All papers submitted will be considered for publication in Mongolian Studies: The Journal of The Mongolia Society.
For more details and submission information, please see: www.mongoliasociety.org/competition2023
The deadline for competition submissions is 5:00 PM (PST) on April 1, 2023.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who is currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program or who has received a Ph.D. degree in the last three years, who is proficient in the Mongolian language, and whose scholarly record demonstrates a long-term commitment to teaching and researching in a field of Mongolian Studies.
Your research paper and all other documents should use Times New Roman 12-point font and be saved in PDF format.
- For guidance on endnotes and other details, please refer to the Society’s Style Guide: www.mongoliasociety.org/authors.
To apply, please follow these instructions:
- Your application will consist of two documents attached to an email sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please be sure to follow the document attachment guidelines:
- PDF #1: Containing only one document: your research paper of between 3,000 and 8,000 words (excluding bibliography). This document should include no identifying information. Please scrub this document of your name or any other author information.
- PDF #2: Containing three separate documents:
- Your research paper title page, which includes your paper title, your full name, and your current (or most recent) institutional affiliation;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV); and
- Statement of Professional Intent, of not more than one page, describing your research and career goals related to Mongolian studies.
The review process:
The Mongolia Society’s Competition Review Committee will consist of an interdisciplinary panel of scholars in Mongolian Studies who are members of the Society’s Board of Directors. Using a “blind review” procedure, the Review Committee will consider the following criteria in selecting the winners:
- originality of the thesis advanced,
- thoroughness and quality of research,
- knowledge and use of primary sources in original languages,
- importance of the topic for Mongolia and the Mongols, and
- the scholarly promise in advancing the field of Mongolian Studies.
Results will be announced and winners notified by April 15, 2023