Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ASCE Student Prize Competition


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
ASCE Student Award Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012 Jorge Pérez-López Student Award Competition.  Anyone can nominate original papers authored by undergraduate and graduate students in good standing.  The papers should address topics related to Cuba's domestic issues, its foreign relations, or Cuba in comparative perspectives.  Papers cannot be co-authored with an instructor. At a minimum, all papers must outline a thesis statement, present evidence or data supporting it, confine to 5000 words double-spaced length, and follow one of the standard academic writing and citations styles.  Self-nominations are also welcomed.  All correspondences 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 $ 150, up to $600 travel,
            and publication in Cuba in Transition.
*       Second prize Honorary Mention.

Undergraduate Awards
*      First prize $100, up to $400 travel, and publication in Cuba in Transition.
*      Second prize Honorary Mention.

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, 2012 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 5000 words limit for the essay will be STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Submission and Information
Please send an electronic MS Word or PDF attachment of the paper to:

Dr. Enrique S. Pumar, Chair Student Award Committee
Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy 

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