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Call for Submissions 2022 Awards and Prizes

The Ottoman and Turkish Studies (OTSA) is pleased to announce its annual award and prize competitions for 2022. Eight award competitions are listed in this announcement, the last three of which are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT). Please read the instructions for each carefully, noting the deadlines and details for the submission of materials. OTSA encourages scholars and students to apply for awards, and invites teachers to encourage their students to apply as well!

1. OTSA BOOK PRIZE ($1000)

An annual prize awarded to the most outstanding book in the field of Ottoman and Turkish studies published in the previous year (copyright date of 2021), sponsored by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association with the generous support of our dues-paying membership. Nominations may be made by the author, colleagues, publisher, or friends. Translated books, edited volumes, fiction, and textbooks are not eligible. English and Turkish are the preferred languages of submission.

Conditions for submission:

  • Three copies of the nominated book should be provided.
  • A copy to each one of the reviewers listed below, along with the address, phone number, and e-mail of the author. Nominations will be acknowledged by the chair of the committee via e-mail upon receipt of all the three copies.
  • No additional materials will be considered as part of the submission.

Postmark deadline: no later than April 15, 2022
Copies of the books and nominations should be sent to the following addresses:

S. Can Aciksoz
Anthropology 305 Haines Hall
375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Mostafa Minawi
450 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

Banu Bargu
University of California, Santa Cruz
HISC – Humanities 1
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

2. THE YAVUZ SEZER ARTICLE PRIZE IN THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT ($200)

The biennial prize is awarded in memory of Yavuz Sezer (1979-2021) for the article that makes the best contribution to the history of architecture and the urban environment in the Ottoman empire and modern Turkey. The prize is awarded in even‐numbered years to articles published in the previous two-year period (Jan. 2020-Dec. 2021 for the 2022 prize).

Nominations may be made by the author, colleagues, publisher, or friends. Applicants must submit the following in an e-mail:

  • The recommender’s name, address and e‐mail address
  • The address, e‐mail address, and phone number of the author
  • An electronic copy (as a pdf) of the article

No additional materials will be considered as part of the submission.

Materials should be e-mailed to Dr. Çiğdem Kafescioğlu at kafescio[at]boun.edu.tr  with “Yavuz Sezer Article Award” in the subject line of the e-mail message.

Deadline for receipt of materials: no later than April 30, 2022.

3. OTSA GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER PRIZE ($200)

An annual prize for the best paper in Turkish or Ottoman studies written by a graduate student in Turkish or Ottoman studies during the preceding academic year (2021-22 for the award given in 2022). This award is sponsored by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association with the generous support of our due-paying membership. The winning paper will be considered for publication in the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies (JOTSA).

Applications should include:

  • a PDF copy of the paper. It must be a separate, stand-alone paper (15-35 pages) with bibliography. A dissertation chapter that has not been reworked as a separate paper or that does not fall within the page range will not be accepted.
  • the institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail of the author
  • the name and email address of the author’s academic advisor
  • No additional materials will be considered as part of the submission.

Materials should be emailed to Dr. Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky at vhtroyansky[at]ucsb.edu  

Deadline for receipt of materials:  June 15, 2022

4. OTSA UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP ($1500)

The annual scholarship from the OTSA Undergraduate Scholarship fund created by the generous donations of our members (especially the late Dr. Nathan Altshuler) over the years provides an introduction to Turkey for qualified undergraduate students who have not had extensive prior experience in Turkey or in Turkish studies. The award is to be used for travel to Turkey and expenses while there, to supplement participation in a program in Turkish language, a study-abroad program, or a work internship; or for study or research in any aspect of Turkey’s history, culture or society.

  • Applications should be submitted to Dr. Aslıhan Gürbüzel at aslihan.gurbuzel[at]gmail.com
  • Applicants must currently be enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education, but may be a graduating senior.
  • Applicants must also be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, travel may take place anytime between the announcement of the award and September 30, 2023.

Application Requirements:

1. Statement of Purpose, which should include:

  • how the proposed time in Turkey connects to the applicant’s experiences, interests, and goals;
  • the proposed dates of stay in Turkey and specifics of the program/internship/study, including the sponsoring institution/organization, contact name and numbers

2. current Curriculum Vitae
3. the most recent Official Academic Transcript. It should be sent directly by the university to r. Aslıhan Gürbüzel at aslihan.gurbuzel[at]gmail.com, no later than June 1, 2022.
4. Two Letters of Recommendation:  Referees should address letters directly to the Adıvar Selection Committee and submit them to Aslıhan Gürbüzel at aslihan.gurbuzel[at]gmail.com, no later than June 30, 2022.
5. No additional materials will be considered as part of the submission.

Extended deadline for receipt of materialsNominations must be sent by June 1, 2022 

5. VANGELIS KECHRIOTIS MEMORIAL TRAVEL GRANT ($500)

This grant will be awarded in memory of Professor Vangelis Kechriotis (1969-2015) to a doctoral candidate undertaking a research trip for his/her dissertation. The grant recipient will be selected by a panel of scholars based on the relevance and potential contribution of the proposed work to the fields and concerns important to Professor Kechriotis, such as the history of Ottoman non-Muslims, Greek-Ottoman and Greek-Turkish relations, or Ottoman Balkan Studies. The selected applicant will be expected to acknowledge the Vangelis Kechriotis Memorial Travel Grant in his/her dissertation and in any subsequent publications that result from the research supported by this grant.

Applicants for the grant are asked to submit the following: a current CV, a copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal, a description of the specific research trip to be undertaken, a working budget, including what other funds have already been secured, a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor, addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the significance of the research she/he will be undertaking. (Letters should be printed on official stationery and scanned before sending by email).

  • a current CV
  • a copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal
  • a description of the specific research trip to be undertaken
  • a working budget, including what other funds have already been secured
  • a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor, addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the significance of the research they will be undertaking. Letters should be on official stationary and submitted as an attachment to email.
  • No additional materials will be considered as part of the submission.

Materials should be emailed to Dr. Eyal Ginio at eyal.ginio[at]mail.huji.ac.il with “KECHRIOTIS TRAVEL GRANT” in the subject line of the email message.

Deadline for submission of materials: May 31, 2021


The following three awards are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT).

6. THE JAMES W. REDHOUSE STUDENT PRIZE COMPETITION FOR BEST PROGRESS IN THE TURKISH LANGUAGE ($100)

The Redhouse Prize for Best Progress in Turkish was established by the Turkish Studies Association (now Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association) in 1991, and four such prizes continue to be available annually, two for each of two regions in North America, designated as East and West.  Although the monetary value is not large, outstanding students deserve the public recognition that being a winner brings. The procedures are as follows:

  • Administration:  The two Area Coordinators also act as the two-person Language Awards Committee and will oversee the annual awards in consultation with the AATT Executive Board.
  • Student Eligibility:   Any student (graduate or undergraduate) who, in the designated academic year, completes a full-year course at any level in Modern Turkish at a university offering such courses in its regular program is eligible for nomination.  However, student eligibility is limited to a “once-in-a-lifetime” award.
  • Eligible Institutions: Any institution that offers regularly scheduled Turkish language instruction in the US or Canada.
  • Nomination Procedure: Each institution may select ONE nominee annually, judged at faculty discretion to be the student who made the most progress in Modern Turkish in the designated academic year.  The nominee’s name must be submitted, with supporting material no later than June 30 to the appropriate Area Coordinator who—with whatever consultation is necessary—will make the final choice for the area. The Area Coordinators will inform the Language Awards Committee no later than September 15 of their choice, and the Committee will forward the information to the President of OTSA.
  • AATT will arrange for the recipients to be informed of their selection and to receive their prizes by mail or (preferably) at the OTSA Annual Meeting. 
  • The President of OTSA informs institutions of their students’ awards.

This year’s Language Awards Committee consists of:

The Language Awards Committee members will also serve as the Area Coordinators to whom the initial applications are sent:

Institutions in the East:
Melike Yücel-Koç, yucelm[at]uw.edu
Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington
Denny M 220F
Seattle, WA 98195-3650

Institutions in the West:
Nilay Sevinç, nsevinc[at]umich.edu
Middle East Studies, University of Michigan
4111 Thayer Academic Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Nomination Package: Although no official nomination form has been devised, the faculty nomination package must include the following:

  • A brief letter explaining why you nominated this student.
  • A cover sheet with the student’s name, institutional affiliation and area of study, name of course instructor[s] and department chair, and student’s academic dean.
  • Writing samples and oral samples (video clips, interviews etc.) collected over the year, which demonstrate the student’s progress in Turkish

Deadline for submission of materials:  June 27, 2022

7. AATT WALTER G. ANDREWS OTTOMAN TURKISH TRANSLATION AWARD

Description:
AATT is pleased to announce the Walter G. Andrews Ottoman Turkish Translation competition for the two best translations of an Ottoman archival/historical or literary work into English. A prize of $250 will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student who has taken one or two semesters of Ottoman Turkish in 2020-2021 or participated in an Ottoman Turkish summer program and who has submitted the most successful portfolio. A second prize of $250 will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student who has taken three or more semesters/summer programs of Ottoman Turkish and will compete in an advanced proficiency level.

Conditions of Entry:
Applicants must currently be enrolled in a degree program at an institution of a higher education in North America. Graduate students, undergraduates are all welcome to participate.
Applicants must be non-native speakers of Turkish, i.e. high school and/or university graduates in Turkey, Azerbaijan or a Turkish-language university elsewhere are not eligible. Heritage speakers whose formal education has occurred in North America are welcome to compete.

Rules of Submission: 
– The translation must be from Ottoman Turkish into English. Works from any genre and period, including printed texts and handwritten archival materials, will be considered.
– Translations and transcriptions must be the original work of the applicant only and not a copy or substantial copy of someone else’s translation. It must not have been previously published (including on social media), and not have been submitted as coursework.
– Only one submission per entrant is allowed for each iteration of the award, and each project should be submitted only once and may not be resubmitted.

Portfolio for submission should consist of:
– Original Ottoman text,
– transcription into modern Turkish alphabet,
– translation into English,
– critical reflection,
– signed entry form,
and must be sent for competition in both electronically (in .pdf format) and hard copy.

AATTsecretariat[at]gmail.com
Dr. Nilüfer Hatemi
Princeton University
Department of NES
110 Jones Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

– The competitor’s name must not appear anywhere except for the entry form.
– The length of the original Ottoman source should not exceed 500 words; longer submissions will not be considered.
– The critical reflection of no more than 300 words should explain why the particular Ottoman text was chosen, what principles were employed in the translation, briefly covering issues encountered (formal/stylistic features, cultural- or period-specific challenges, consideration of audience) and the competitor’s priorities.
– The translation, transcription and critical reflection should be typed with 12-point font (Times, Times New Roman, Calibri, Cambria) double-spaced lines, and printed on one side only of standard letter-size paper.
– for full guidelines, see: https://aatturkic.org/aatt/article/139283

The submission deadline for the Walter G. Andrews OTTA prize is June 27, 2022.

8. AATT NORMAN ITZKOWITZ TURKISH SHORT STORY AWARD

AATT is pleased to announce the Norman Itzkowitz Turkish Short Story Award.

Norman Itzkowitz (May 6, 1931- January 20, 2019), Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, was one of the most original scholars of the Near East and wrote numerous pioneering works on the classical period of the Ottoman Empire and on the modern Turkish Republic. Some of his books include: The Ottoman Empire and Islamic Tradition (1972); Mübadele: An Ottoman-Russian Exchange of Ambassadors (1970), co-written with Prof. Max Mote; translations of Halil İnalcık’s The Ottoman Empire: The Classical AgeImmortal Atatürk, and Turks and GreeksNeighbors in Conflict, both co-written with Prof. Vamık Volkan. He also finished and edited Professor Lewis Thomas’s Elementary Turkish (1967) and A Study of Naima (1972).

Two prizes of $250 each will be awarded to the two best short stories in Modern Turkish language written by graduate or undergraduate students whose works will compete in two categories: beginner/intermediate or advanced proficiency level. 

Conditions of Entry:

  • Applicants should currently be enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education in North America. Graduate students, graduating seniors, and undergraduates are all welcome to participate.
  • Applicants must be non-native speakers of Turkish. Individuals who graduated from a high school or university in Turkey, Azerbaijan or from a Turkish-language university elsewhere are not eligible. Heritage speakers whose secondary and post-secondary education has taken place in North America are welcome to compete.
  • Applicants should have a history of Turkish Language classes (at least two semesters) taken at an institution of higher education in North America.
  • Applicants’ category in the competition (beginner/intermediate or advanced) will be assessed by the jury.

Rules of Submission:

  • The short story can deal with any subject and must be written in Modern Turkish.
  • It must be the original work of the applicant only.
  • It should not have been previously published (including on social media), and not have been submitted as coursework.
  • Each short story must have one author only.
  • All short stories should have a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 2,000 words.
  • Only one submission per entrant is allowed and each short story should be submitted only once and may not be resubmitted in subsequent years.
  • The text should be typed with 12-point font (Times, Times New Roman, Calibri, Cambria etc.) double-spaced lines, and printed on one side only of standard letter-size paper.
  • The competitor’s name must not appear anywhere except on the entry form.
  • Relatives of the members of the Award Committee are not eligible to apply.

Submission for the AATT Norman Itzkowitz Turkish Short Story Award consists of:

  • Original text of the short story (electronically in .pdf format and as a hard copy).
  • Completed and signed entry form

Sent to: aatt.normanitzkowitzaward[at]gmail.com

Dr. Nilüfer Hatemi
Princeton University
Department of NES
110 Jones Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

  • Each applicant will receive an email confirming the receipt of the applicant’s story along with the application form.
  • For all questions contact AATTsecretariat[at]gmail.com.

The submission deadline for the prize is July 17, 2022.

For more information, see: https://www.aatturkic.org/aatt/article/235110

 

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