Institute of Latin American Studies – ILAS Weekly Digest: May 7, 2018


2018 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Award Competition

Deadline: May 20, 2018
The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) is a nonpolitical, professional international association dedicated to the study of the Cuban economy in its broader political, social, and cultural context.

ASCE Student Award Committee is accepting nominations for the 2018 Jorge Pérez-López Student Award Competition. A panel of scholars will judge all submissions regardless of the format (visual, roundtable, posters, artistic or reports) on the basis of relevance, originality, quality, contribution, and clarity of presentation. Papers should not be co-authored with an instructor or teaching assistant. At a minimum, all papers must outline a thesis statement, present evidence or data supporting it, confine to 5000 words double-spaced length, and follow one of the standard academic writing and citations styles. The 5000 words limit for the essay will be STRICTLY ENFORCED.

All correspondences must be accompanied by a letter stating the name, school affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email of the nominee as well as a brief statement describing the merits of the nomination. A condition of submission is that the paper will be considered for publication in Cuba in Transition. All submissions are expected to conform to ethical and publication guidelines published by the professional association of the author/s field of study.

All participants receive a one year ASCE membership and may complementary attend the annual meeting in Miami including the luncheon. All travel funds are to be used towards travel to the conference to prize-winning paper. Deadline: May 20, 2018

Graduate Awards:

  • First prize $ 600, plus up to $600 for domestic travel or $800 for overseas travel to the conference
  • Second prize $150 & up to $600 travel.


Undergraduate Awards

  • First prize $400 plus up to $600 domestic travel or $800 for overseas travel to the conference.
  • Second prize $100 & up to $400 travel.

Submission and Information: Send MS Word or PDF via email to Dr. Enrique S. Pumar, Chair Student Award Committee asce@ascecuba.org.


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