Call for Submissions – EACS Young Scholar Award 2022

Deadline Extended: 15th Mar 2022

The Board of the European Association for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce again the EACS Young Scholar Award (YSA). The purpose of this award is to encourage research in Chinese studies among young scholars, especially, but not exclusively, scholars studying and working at European institutions.

The Young Scholar Award is made possible through the generous support by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. It was first awarded during the 2004 EACS biennial conference in Heidelberg. Many papers submitted by shortlisted candidates in previous competitions have now appeared as peer-reviewed publications. The next YSA will be announced at the 24th biennial conference in Olomouc, Czech Republic, 24-27 August 2022.


Candidates for the YSA should be 35 years of age or below (2022 YSA candidates must have been born in 1987 or later) AND their rank of academic employment should be below that of Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer, or the equivalent ranks in other systems. YSA candidates must be registered as EACS members at the time of paper submission.

The jury welcomes papers of high scholarly promise engaging primary sources, secondary scholarship, and innovative research methodologies relevant to the field. Papers should be written in English; only single-authored papers will be accepted. Papers should not have been previously submitted for publication. The expectation is that the winning paper will be submitted for publication in the Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (JEACS).

Each applicant may submit only one paper of a maximum of 8500 words (approximately 50,000 characters), with a one-page abstract. The word limit includes footnotes but not bibliography. The submission should include the author’s full name, institution, email and postal address on a separate page. The author’s name and any other self-references should be removed in the main body of the paper as the manuscript will be assessed anonymously.

The YSA jury hopes to nominate 3 finalists who will be invited to attend the 2022 EACS conference where their papers will be presented during a special session. Finalists of the YSA will be announced during the conference and awarded a certificate. The winner will in addition be awarded a prize of 500 Euros.


The deadline for submission is 17:00 CET on 15th March 2022. Please send the following material by e-mail to before the deadline:
(1) Paper and abstract (PDF format)
(2) Proof of age and rank
(3) EACS membership number

Only complete and timely submitted applications will be considered. The three finalists will be notified around May 2022.

Please remember to anonymize your paper. Please pay attention to the PDF format, otherwise author information can be extracted from it. Usually, this is done in Word before the PDF is created, using the function Tools > Protect Document > Remove Personal Information.

We very much hope you will consider submitting your work!