The Marianna McJimsey Award

2015 McJimsey Award Announcement, pdf

About Marianna McJimsey
McJimsey Award Winners

The Board of Directors of ASIANetwork invites undergraduate students, currently or recently enrolled in ASIANetwork member schools, to submit papers of between 3,000 – 5,000 words for the 2015 Marianna McJimsey Award. The annual prize recognizes the best undergraduate student paper dealing with Asia. Topics may include any area of Asian Studies.

ASIANetwork will award a cash prize and provide lodging and meals for the award recipient to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting of ASIANetwork in St. Louis, MO to receive the award in person and to present the winning paper. The award recipient will be announced on the ASIANetwork website in January 2015. The winning paper will appear in the spring 2015 edition of the peer-reviewed journal ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts.

The prize honors the outstanding service of Marianna McJimsey, the first Executive Director of ASIANetwork and the first editor of the ASIANetwork Exchange.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students and recent graduates with a graduation date of 2014 or later from colleges and universities with current membership in ASIANetwork.

Field: South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, or Asia in Diaspora.

Format of papers: Papers should include two separate attachments: 1) a cover page giving the title of the paper, the student’s name, the name of the faculty advisor(s), institution, and contact information (mailing address and e-mail); 2) the paper itself with no identifying information other than the title included on the individual pages. Failure to meet these conditions will render the submission ineligible for consideration.

Submission of papers: A student may submit only one entry. Papers may be submitted by the student author or by a faculty member acting on behalf of a student. A faculty member may not provide any evaluative comments at the time of nomination.

Submissions and questions should be sent as e-mail attachments to Bernice deGannes Scott at


Deadline: 3 November 2014