New York Conference on Asian Studie



The Marleigh Grayer Ryan

College Student Writing Prize

2007 Competition

The New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) encourages the development of the skills of scholarly writing by awarding annual prizes for excellent student papers dealing with Asia. Two such prizes are awarded each year, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. Runners-up are named in each category.


The prizes honor the outstanding service of Dr. Marleigh Grayer Ryan, former Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of Japanese Literature, and Coordinator of Asian Studies at SUNY New Paltz; and longtime Executive Secretary of NYCAS.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students at a college or university in New York State.


Field: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Asia in diaspora, and Asian American studies.


Awards: Each winner will receive a $100 prize, up to $100 reimbursement for travel and expenses to attend the NYCAS ‘07 Annual Meeting at Binghamton University, Canton, NY on October 26-27, 2007; waiver of registration fee and cost of conference meals at the NYCAS meeting.

The prizes will be presented at the Annual Meeting banquet. The winning papers will be published on the NYCAS website and considered for presentation in a panel at the NYCAS meeting.

Format of papers: Papers should include a cover page giving the title of the paper, the student's name, category, institution, and summer contact information (mailing address and e-mail).


Submission of papers:  A student may submit only one entry.  Papers may be submitted by the student author or by a faculty member acting on behalf of a student.  A faculty member may not provide any evaluative comments at the time of nomination.




Entries are due no later than June 1, 2007Winners will be announced by August 1.

Submit papers to:

Ryan Prize Committee
East Asia Program, Cornell University

c/o Gina Giambattista Cesari