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ASPS/JPS Early Career Prize

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ASPS/JPS  Early Career Prize

The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies announces a new round of the biennial Early Career Prize in order to encourage and reward scholarship about the broader Persianate world by ASPS members who are still in the early stages of their careers. Interested applicants are invited to submit original and unpublished work to the Journal of Persianate Studies by 31 January 2025.

Based on creativity of topic and source materials, originality of analysis, and overall scholastic contributions, an ASPS prize committee will select a winner, who will be announced at the upcoming ASPS conference. The winner will receive a cash prize of $250 and the paper will be published in the Journal of Persianate Studies after any revision that may be required by the editorial office. Runners-up may also be considered for publication.

The Journal of Persianate Studies is a peer-reviewed publication of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies. The journal publishes articles on the culture and civilization of the geographical area where Persian has historically been the dominant language or a major cultural force, encompassing Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, as well as the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and parts of the former Ottoman Empire.

Eligibility: non-tenured scholars who, at time of submission, are members of ASPS and have already received their doctorate within the last seven years.

Application procedure: Paper submissions must fall within the purview of JPS and must be original and previously unpublished; they must also follow all regular JPS style and citation guidelines, found online at: Prize applicants should submit their papers online through Editorial Manager (, selecting ‘Early Career Prize’ as the article type. By submitting a paper, applicants acknowledge intent to participate in the ASPS Early Career Prize and waive the right to withdraw their paper from publication, if selected.