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NATSA Undergraduate Paper Competition (2024)


The North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) invites submissions for its 2024 Undergraduate Research Paper Competition. The winner will receive a $250 cash award and be invited to present at NATSA’s 29th annual conference in June 2024 in New York City (with a reimbursement cap for travel expenses).


The competition is open to students in both humanities and social sciences. The paper should be based on substantial and original research about Taiwan. We welcome submissions that situate Taiwan in global contexts, comparative perspectives, and cross-disciplinary frameworks. Review criteria will include the paper’s originality, the clarity of writing, and its contributions to our understanding of Taiwan.

The manuscript should be sent to with the email title "NATSA Undergraduate Paper Competition 2024" by March 11th, 2024. Please contact the same email address if you have any questions.

General eligibility criteria

  • The student must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program at the time of their submission and be the sole author of the paper.

  • The paper must be written in English with proper citations.


Manuscript format criteria

  • Submit the manuscript in an MS Word file. The length should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, including all notes and references. Please include a title and abstract of 250 words and follow standard Chicago, MLA, or APA formats for citations.

  • Also submit an MS Word cover sheet with your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, university affiliation, and academic status. Make sure your name is included only on the cover sheet so that we can ensure there is a blind review.

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