Asada Eiji BA Thesis Prize

Opportunity Description:

The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies sponsors an annual prize of $250.00 awarded for the best University of Chicago B.A. thesis dealing with topics related to East Asia (China, Japan and Korea). Starting in 2009, one prize will be awarded to a paper in the area of humanities and one in the area of social sciences.  Preference will be provided to papers utilizing original source materials in an East Asian language.

This prize is named in honor of Asada Eiji, the recipient of the first Ph.D. degree awarded by the University of Chicago in 1893. Professor Asada went on to enjoy an illustrious career at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Application Process: 

APPLY ONLINE.   Applications submitted by email or hardcopy are not accepted.  

This application requires one letter of recommendation, also due by the deadline.  Upon submitting the online application, the faculty member you specify will receive an email with directions to submit a letter of recommendation.  This email is intended as a courtesy reminder; you should be in contact with your professor regarding a letter of recommendation prior to your submission.

For more information, please email Hyeonjin Schubert at

Application deadline: 3:00 PM on May 13, 2022

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