Friday, March 19, 2010

ASCE Student Paper Award Competition

Earlier this week I posted a letter to the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education regarding student exchange and research in Cuba.

I just received the announcement for this year's student paper award competition from the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) that I mentioned in that letter and thought I'd share with readers of El Yuma.

The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) is a nonpolitical, professional international
association dedicated to the study of the Cuban economy in its broader political, social, and cultural context.

The Jorge Pérez-López Student Award Competition

The ASCE Student Award Committee is accepting nominations for the 2010 Jorge Pérez-López Student
Award Competition. Anyone can nominate original papers authored by undergraduate or graduate students in good standing. The papers should address topics related to Cuba's domestic issues, its foreign relations, or Cuba in comparative perspective. Papers cannot be coauthored with an instructor. At a minimum, all papers must outline a thesis statement, present evidence or data supporting it, be no more than 5,000 words (double-spaced), and follow one of the standard academic writing and citation styles. Self-nominations are also welcomed.

All correspondence must be accompanied by a letter stating the name, school affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email of the nominee as well as a brief statement describing the
merits of the nomination.

Graduate Awards
First prize $600, up to $400 travel,
and publication in Cuba in Transition.
Second prize $300

Undergraduate Awards
First prize $300, up to $400 travel, and publication in Cuba in Transition.
Second prize $200.

All students who enter the competition will receive a one year complimentary membership in ASCE, which will entitle them to receive our publications and newsletter. If they wish to attend the annual meeting in Miami, they will also receive a complimentary conference and key speaker luncheon invitation (but no travel allowance, except to the first prize winners).

Papers received or postdated by May 20, 2010 will be considered. The winner of the competition will
be announced in June.

Basis for Award
A panel of scholars on the basis of relevance,originality, quality, contribution, and clarity of presentation will judge papers. The 5,000 words limit for the essay will be STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Submission and Information
Please send a hard copy of the manuscript via regular mail and an electronic MS Word attachment of the paper to:

Dr. Enrique S. Pumar
Chair Student Award Committee
The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
P.O. Box 28267
Washington, DC 20038-8267 <>
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