The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites university faculty to nominate graduate student research papers on the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula (inclusive of the transnational flow of people, goods, and ideas) for AGAPS’s 2013 Graduate Paper Prize. Graduate students may also self-nominate, but include a verification letter from your faculty member of the quality of the paper and the class for which it was written. AGAPS welcome submissions from all disciplines. Papers should include an engagement with literature that concerns the study of the Arabian Peninsula, a clear methodology, and make an original contribution to scholarship in the field. The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate at the AGAPS Business Meeting held during the next annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference during 10–13 October 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The winning paper will be announced in the Journal of Arabian Studies (JAS) and published by JAS if it meets the journal’s editorial standards.
Papers will be reviewed by a committee using a blind process, so the author’s name should NOT be included on the title page, footer, or header. Papers will be evaluated according to originality of research, innovation, contribution to the field, cogency of argument, sources, method and clarity of writing. You must be a member of AGAPS at the time of your submission. You may join at the time of application. Submission deadline is 1 July 2013.
Your paper must have been written between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013.
Your paper must be submitted by your nominating faculty member along with a recommendation letter that speaks to the merits of the paper and the promise of the student, or it may be self-submitted with a separate recommendation letter sent directly by your faculty member.
You must be a current graduate student. Proof of student status must be provided: this can be a letter from your department, which can be sent via email.
Your paper must not exceed 7,500 words (excluding bibliography) and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Your paper should conform to the following format:
· Standard font (such as Arial or Times Roman)
· 1.25” / 3 cm margins
· Page limit of 30 pages
· Black and white
Materials must be emailed by 1 July 2013 to Neha Vora at firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to Gwenn Okruhlik at email@example.com.