Apply for the 2016-2017 Asian Studies Awards

 

The SFS Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University is now accepting applications for its annual awards. Each academic year, the Asian Studies Program offers a number of merit-based awards to students.

Henry Chen Memorial Scholarship

The Henry Chen Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by the Georgetown University Asian Studies Faculty to a graduate or an undergraduate student who exemplifies the qualities and ideals to which Professor Chen’s life was devoted. This $500 scholarship supports oversees study of Chinese language and culture. Students interested in this award are required to submit a proposal and resume by 3:00 PM on April 21, 2017 to Robert Lyons in ICC 302-A or via e-mail to rml74@georgetown.edu.

Donald S. Macdonald Prize in Korean Studies

The Donald S. Macdonald Prize in Korean Studies provides up to $300 for the best paper on Korea written by a Georgetown undergraduate (in any school) during the academic year. Papers written for any course are welcome. Students not specializing in Korean studies are encouraged to compete. Faculty members may submit papers on behalf of their students. Students interested in this award are required to submit both hard and electronic copies to Robert Lyons in ICC 302-A (rml74@georgetown.edu) by 3:00 PM on April 24, 2017. Both submissions must include this cover sheet.

John W. Witek, S.J. Prize in Japanese Studies

The John W. Witek, S.J. Prize in Japanese Studies provides up to $300 for the best paper on Japan written by a Georgetown undergraduate (in any school) during the academic year. Papers written for any course are welcome. Students not specializing in Japanese studies are encouraged to compete, and faculty members may submit papers on behalf of their students. This annually awarded prize is named after Fr. Witek, who taught Japanese history at Georgetown University until his death in 2010. Best known in the field as a historian of the Jesuit missions in East Asia, Fr. Witek is remembered by many students for his patience and generosity as well as for his high standards with regard to archival research. Students interested in this award are required to submit both hard and electronic copies to Robert Lyons in ICC 302-A (rml74@georgetown.edu) by 3:00 PM on April 21, 2017. Both submissions must include this cover sheet

The Oh Award

The Oh Award is awarded annually by the Georgetown University Asian Studies Faculty to an undergraduate student to support overseas study of Korean language and culture or other activities related to Korean Studies, including internships and service. The Oh Award includes a cash prize of $500 and is open to students in the School of Foreign Service and the College who have an interest in pursuing activities related to Korean Studies. Students interested in this award are required to submit a proposal and resume by 3:00 PM on April 21, 2017 to Robert Lyons in ICC 302-A or via e-mail to rml74@georgetown.edu.

Director's Award for Science, Technology, and Asia 

The new Director's Award for Science, Technology, and Asia recognizes an undergraduate who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and professional potential in the field of science and technology, particularly as it relates to the study of Asia. The winner is announced annually by the Director of Asian Studies based on the recommendation of the Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) faculty committee in the School of Foreign Service. Established in 2017, this award seeks to underscore the growing importance of science and technology in understanding Asian security, diplomacy, and policy approaches.

Joseph S. Sebes, S. J. Medal in Asian Studies

The Joseph S. Sebes, S. J. Medal in Asian Studies is awarded annually by the Asian Studies Faculty Committee to the undergraduate recipient of the Asian Studies Certificate who combines excellence in the study of Asia with the dedication to the advancement of understanding of Asian affairs that characterized the career of Joseph S. Sebes, S.J. (1915-1990), Professor of History and Dean of the School of Foreign Service. This medal is awarded during SFS Tropaia.