Graduate Student Essay Competition (Jordan Center, NYU)

Deadline: June 1, 2023

The blog of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia is pleased to announce our fourth annual Graduate Student Essay Competition. Enter for a chance to get published on the blog and win cash prizes.

We invite 750-1200 word submissions from full- or part-time M.A. and Ph.D. students from any accredited academic institution in the United States, on any topic and sub-discipline within Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined. Cultural criticism; opinion pieces; public-facing treatments of scholarly work; political analysis; book, film, or event reviews; and more are welcome.

All submissions must be in English and observe the blog’s submission guidelines and full competition rules.

Essays are due no later than Thursday, 1 June 2023 at 11:59 PM EST, and must be submitted via this Google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeof6TjImAh7T2EIiKPKKcL0QpceH4DrK_JAViFiKL01BmCOA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Seven winners will be selected based on the originality, clarity, and argumentation of their essays, as well as general fit with the blog’s tone and interests as reflected in the submission guidelines linked above. An interdisciplinary panel of judges will select three Grand Prize winners representing history, cultural studies, and the social sciences, each of whom will receive a $500 prize. Four additional Judges’ Choice submissions will receive $200 each. All winners will have their essays published in the Jordan Center Blog.

Competition results will be announced in August 2023.

Please direct any questions to Jordan.Center.Blog@nyu.edu.

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