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Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006
From: Dmitry Gorenburg <gorenburg@gmail.com>
Subject: prize announcement: AAASS Title VIII Prize for Policy Papers


The Title VIII Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Title VIII Program, is awarded annually by the AAASS for two distinguished policy papers -- one on Southeast European Affairs and one on Eurasian Affairs in any policy relevant discipline. We expect to award two $250 prizes.

Rules of eligibility for the 2006 Title VIII prize competition:

The policy paper must have been submitted in 2005 or 2006;

Authors must be graduate students or recent graduates (within the past three years) who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States;

The author is not required to have received prior Title VIII funding for research or language training, and the submission does not necessarily need to have been published to be eligible;

The policy paper must be based on the author's own work and can be any type of article, graduate school term paper, policy brief, white paper, or analytical assessment, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors;

There is no limit to the number of pages submitted, however the applicant should demonstrate an understanding of policy style and format and edit appropriately;

Any submission that is a summary of a longer work (e.g., policy brief, etc.) should include the longer work for comparison purposes (e.g., dissertation chapter, research paper, etc.)

Works may deal with any area of Southeast Europe, Russia, or Eurasia; works may cover cross-border, regional, or comparative issues that include countries outside these specific regions as long as the eligible countries are a key component of the policy paper;

Policy papers that reflect the author's understanding of foreign policy priorities and are written in a length and style accessible to U.S. Government policy makers, program officers and analysts will be considered very competitive;

Textbooks, collections, translations, bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible.

2006 Title VIII Prize Committee and Nominating Instructions:

Committee Members will include U.S. Government officials, representatives from academia, think tanks, non-governmental organizations and/or other entities engaged in work requiring policy expertise. Nominations may come from any source from within and outside of academia, and applicants may self-nominate. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope or a postcard for acknowledgment that your nomination was received.

Send three copies each of the submission and applicant's C.V. to:

Susie Baker, Committee Chair
Title VIII Program Officer
Bureau of Intelligence and Research
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW - Room 2251
Washington, DC 20520

Nominations must be received no later than May 13, 2006. Submissions should be clearly marked "Title VIII Prize Nomination."

The 2006 award will be announced in December at the 38th AAASS National Convention in Washington, DC. Prize-winning policy papers are published and distributed throughout the U.S. federal government interagency community by the U.S. Department of State, and the author(s) may be invited as a featured speaker for the Title VIII Policy Forum Series at the State Department.

Please contact Susie Baker with any questions about the award criteria and/or policy paper style and format: bakers@state.gov.