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SEA Digital Library Undergraduate Paper Award

February 1, 2023

Submit your class papers for an award!

We're pleased to share the attached Call for Papers for the 2023 Southeast Asia Digital Library Undergraduate Paper Award, open to students at all CORMOSEA affiliated institutions (see below for a list of eligible institutions).

If you have any questions about the award, please reach out to Emily Zinger, Southeast Asia Digital Librarian,

The Southeast Asia Digital Library Undergraduate Paper Award seeks papers from undergraduates concerning original research in Southeast Asian Studies. The first place winner will receive their choice of two books from the Cornell University Press catalog. Both first and second place winning papers will be published on the Southeast Asia Digital Library.

Applicants Eligibility

Applicants must be current undergraduate students at CORMOSEA affiliated institutions* at the time of submission. Applicants must agree that, should they win, their papers will be made openly accessible and published online on the Southeast Asia Digital Library

Paper Eligibility

Eligible papers must be within the field of Southeast Asian Studies and reference primary source materials. Papers may be written for a class or independent study within the past three academic years: Spring 2020 - Spring 2023. Papers must be between six to twenty pages in length, excluding references and figures.

Evaluation Criteria

Winning papers will demonstrate the student’s ability to support original research with analysis of primary source materials. Papers that reference materials held in Southeast Asia Digital Library collections will be given increased consideration.

Submission Materials

Submission packets should include a cover page containing the paper title, author name, author email, institutional affiliation, and date. Papers should be submitted as a separate PDF document listing only the title. No author information should be included in the paper itself to allow for blind evaluation.

Submission packets should be emailed to no later than June 9, 2023

CORMOSEA Affiliated Institutions

Arizona State University; Cornell University; Harvard University; Indiana University, Bloomington; Michigan State University; Northern Illinois University; Ohio University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; University of Hawai’i at Manoa; University of Michigan; University of Washington; University of Wisconsin-Madison; Yale University


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