Khan Award for Asian/Asian American folklore

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) is proud to present the Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore.

The award aims to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and to foster and encourage scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or Asian American folklore and folklife. The $500 prize winner will be announced at the AFS annual meeting for the best student paper that contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis.

The co-conveners of the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section will form the selection committee, together with three additional members, including Dr. Fariha Khan, who sponsors this award. At the time of submission, the applicant must be a registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student. He or she may be enrolled in any discipline in any U.S. or international academic institution. The work must show compelling prospects for the publication of his or her scholarly work and demonstrate a dedication to research and/or teaching folklore studies.

All applications must include a one-page cover letter describing the applicant’s background and current activities, indicating why the applicant deserves consideration for this award; a one-page CV; a 10-12 page research paper, double-spaced (approximately 2500 words); and one letter of recommendation from an academic institution or equivalent, sent under separate cover (e-mail attachments are acceptable).

Please send all materials via e-mail and in hard copy to:

Dr. Fariha Khan
Asian American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania
166 McNeil Bldg., 3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.

You need not be a member of the AFS to compete for this award. But the award recipient will be expected to present his/her paper at our section meeting during the AFS annual conference in October. All completed applications must be received by June 1 and the winner will be announced on June 30.

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