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Graduate Student Paper / Artwork Award in Arts & Social Sciences 23-24

Graduate Student Paper / Artwork Award in Arts & Social Sciences 2023-2024

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences announces the Graduate Student Paper / Artwork Award in Arts & Social Sciences, which recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements among Sabancı University graduate students. This award aims to acknowledge and celebrate exceptional research, critical thinking, and innovation in the fields of arts and social sciences demonstrated by graduate students from all programs and disciplines.



* All current full-time SU graduate students (MA / MS/ PhD) are eligible for nomination

* Only original papers or artworks in the areas of arts and social sciences are eligible.

* Papers / artworks must be nominated by a Sabancı University faculty member (supervisors, course instructors, co-authors, etc.; all are welcome to nominate)

* Nominations should be accompanied by a statement of significance from the faculty member, highlighting the paper's / artwork’s originality, impact, and contribution to the field of arts and social sciences

* Co-authored papers are also welcome. In the case that the faculty member nominates his /her co-author, the significance statement must clearly specify the nominee’s impact and contribution to the paper.


Nomination Process

* All Sabancı University full-time / visiting faculty members are invited to submit nominations

* No special format is required for papers / artworks

* A faculty member can nominate only one student in a year

* The students who receive the award cannot be re-nominated.

* The nomination package must include:

  • A copy of the nominated paper
  • A statement of significance from the nominating faculty member
  • The nominee's CV


Please email the nomination package to and provide your full name, contact information, program, and faculty in the body of the email. Late submissions will not be considered.


Criteria for Evaluation

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury composed of FASS Faculty members from the related fields of the nominated papers / artworks. Evaluation is based on the following criteria:

* Originality and innovation

* Depth of scholarship or artistic expression

* Contribution to the field

* Clarity and coherence of presentation


Time Line

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Award Announcement: mid-June


The Award

The winner will be awarded 750 USD

If no paper is awarded in one year due to a low number of nominations, the candidates are transferred to be re-evaluated the next year, together with the incoming nominations.


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