The Society for Romanian Studies is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize competition for an outstanding unpublished essay or thesis chapter written in English by a graduate student in any social science or humanities discipline on a Romanian subject. The 2014 prize, consisting of $500, will be presented at the ASEEES National Convention in San Antonio in November this year. The competition is open to current MA and doctoral students or to those who defended dissertations in the academic year 2013-2014. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2013-2014. If the submitted piece of work is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation’s abstract and table of contents. Essays/chapters should be between 25 and 50 pages in length and double-spaced, including reference matter. Expanded versions of conference papers are also acceptable, if they are accompanied by a description of the panel and the candidate’s conference paper proposal. Candidates should clearly indicate the format of the piece submitted. Should you have any other questions, please contact James Koranyi by email at

Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the four members of the Prize Committee below. Submissions must be sent no later than July 1, 2014.

James Koranyi (Chair);

Ashby Crowder;

Margaret Beissinger;

Delia Popescu