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2024 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competitions Now Open

April 9, 2024

2024 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competitions Now Open

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The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for its 2024 Student Essay Prize Competitions. Students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper will win a one-year membership to the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered then for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the national level. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention. All submissions should be turned in by May 1, 2024.

Undergraduate Papers

Undergraduate paper submissions can be in a variety of formats, including: conference paper, thesis, course paper, or article. They should be no longer than 20 double-spaced pages including notes and bibliography. Entries must be submitted electronically and written in English. 

Graduate Papers

Graduate essay submissions can be of several formats: expanded versions of conference papers, graduate level seminar papers, Master's thesis chapters, or dissertation chapters. The student should indicate what type of paper they are submitting and provide an abstract. Essays should have a minimum word count of 7,500 and a maximum word count of 14,000 (25 to 50 pages approximately) inclusive of footnotes and bibliography. Submissions must be written in English, double-spaced, and include footnotes or endnotes. 


Students who wish to submit an essay should have participated in the Midwest Slavic Conference, or be from an institution in the Midwest (defined as any college or university in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). With your submission, please also include a short bio of the author, an abstract of the essay, and indicate the format of the essay. 


Email your submission to cseees@osu.edu, stating your name, institution at which you are enrolled, and in which competition you are participating (undergraduate/graduate), as well as a PDF of your paper with all information as outlined above.