Journal Of Austrian Studies Graduate Student Essay Prize

Call for Submissions: Journal of Austrian Studies Graduate Student Essay Prize 2024

The 2024 Journal of Austrian Studies Graduate Student Essay Prize seeks to highlight exceptional scholarship from students and early career scholars that presents new perspectives on the history, literature, and culture of Austria, Austro-Hungary, and the former Habsburg territories from any time period.  

 Submissions may be informed by a wide range of thematic and theoretical approaches including (but not limited to): History, Literary studies, Biography, Disability Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnicity and Nationality Studies, Film and Media Studies, Gender, Queer, and Trans Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Intellectual History and Philosophy, Memory Studies, Music and Sound Studies, Migration and Exile Studies, Politics and Political Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Linguistics and Translation, Theater, Dance, and Visual Art. Submissions for the prize must be unpublished. 

 Graduate students as well as those who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2022 and do not currently hold a tenure-track or permanent faculty position are invited to submit essays for consideration.  

 Essays should be 6000-8000 words and follow the journal’s submission guidelines, which are available here. Entries may not be simultaneously submitted to or under consideration for publication in another venue.  Please include an abstract, as well as a brief author’s bio (150-200 words) and a CV. 

 Submissions will be judged by the ASA Prize Committee and should be sent to no later than August 16th, 2024. The author of the winning essay will have the opportunity to work with a team of expert reviewers to prepare the manuscript for publication in the Journal of Austrian Studies in 2025. They will also receive a free 12-month-membership to the ASA (which includes a subscription to JAS), as well as a $250 cash award. 

The ASA DEI committee has compiled a list of suggestions forinclusive language. Applicants are invited to refer to this resource for guidance.