CFP: AMECYS Graduate Student Paper Prize–Submissions due Aug 1, 2021

AMECYS Call for Papers:

Graduate Student Paper Prize

Submission deadline:  August 1, 2021

The Association of Middle East Children’s and Youth Studies (AMECYS) calls graduate students engaged in the study of children and youth in the region to submit papers to the AMECYS graduate student paper prize. A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America’s annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, October 28-31, 2021. 

Papers can be submitted in any capacity that aligns with AMECYS’ mission statement:  

The AMECYS is a private, non-profit, international association for scholars with an interest in the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities. Through interdisciplinary programs, publications, and services, AMECYS promotes innovative scholarship, facilitates global academic exchange, and enhances public understanding about Middle Eastern children and youth in diverse times and places. 

Requirements for submission:

  • Papers should be original scholarship. However, papers readying for journal submission are acceptable (i.e., not yet submitted for publication or published).
  • No more than 7,500 words (excluding endnotes and bibliographies)
  • Standard font, Double-spaced, 1” margins, IJMES standards for endnotes and transliteration
  • AMECYS membership in good standing
  • Proof of registered graduate student enrolment for the 2021-2022 academic year may be requested at a later date

Send submissions as a pdf or word doc to

AMECYS Board Members Dylan Baun and Chiara Diana will review all papers submitted by members of AMECYS that are received by the deadline of August 1.

For any queries, email AMECYS program chair at

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