EATS Funding

Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award

The Executive Board of European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) is delighted to announce the opening of the competition for the annual Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award (TSDA) for the academic year of 2021-22. The TSDA is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled at a European or British institution who submit their dissertations during the academic year of 2021-22. Students in the disciplines of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences whose dissertations are focused on, related to, or comparing Taiwan with other case studies are eligible to participate in the competition for TSDA.

To encourage the development of Taiwan Studies across disciplines in Europe, EATS will issue two undergraduate awards and two postgraduate awards. Each will be presented with an official certificate and a modest monetary prize. All submissions will be blind reviewed independently by experts in the relevant fields. The working language is English. The word count for undergraduate dissertations is between 10,000 and 12,000 words. The word count for postgraduate dissertations (Master’s, MPhil) is between 10,000 and 15,000 words. The primary criterion for assessment is the intellectual rigour of the dissertation. The deadline for submitting both undergraduate and (MA/MPhil) dissertations is 31st January 2023. The deadline has been extended to 28th February 2023. 

There are two channels for submission:

(1) by self-nomination: if you are a student, please send your dissertation together with your CV (including the names of your supervisors). 

(2). by recommendation: if you are a supervisor and would like to nominate a dissertation under your supervision, please send a copy of the dissertation.

Please submit to and direct any related queries to Dr Chun-yi Lee at

Please title your email as:

2021-22 TSDA submission-BA dissertation or

2021-22 TSDA submission-MA/Mphil dissertation

Winners of the 2020-21 Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award

Winners of 2019 and 2020 Taiwan Studies Award