The Charles Leslie Award for Best Essay by a Junior Scholar
This prize is awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the critical study of Asian medicine submitted to the competition and judged by members of the IASTAM (International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine) Council.
The author can be one of three types of junior scholars of Asian medicine:
1) a practitioner of an Asian medical tradition (with none to no more than 3 publications);
2) a graduate student currently in a PhD program;
3) a recent PhD who received his/her doctoral degree within the past 4 years.
There are no age restrictions on entering for this prize. The purpose of the award is to encourage junior scholars to apply methods from anthropology, history, or any other academic discipline, to the critical study of Asian medicines in their myriad contexts and from any period to the present. Manuscripts must be in English.
The winning essay will be announced in IASTAM publications and the society website and will be submitted to be reviewed for possible publication in Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity. The award also consists of a monetary award of $150. Authors should follow Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity style guidelines for the submission. Entries must be received no later than 1 November each year and the winner will be announced by 1 February the following year.
DEADLINE FOR 2013: 1st January 2014
Please send submission with the “Charles Leslie Award” heading to both Senior Editors: