The Best Article Award in Kurdish Political Studies
This award recognizes the best article in Kurdish Political Studies by a rising scholar during the previous calendar year. For this award cycle, articles published in 2016 will be considered. All articles published in English language peer-reviewed journals addressing questions and covering issues related to Kurdish politics, broadly defined, are eligible for the award. The award is open to all disciplines under social sciences and humanities. The primary author of the article needs to be an untenured scholar (graduate student, post-doc, independent scholar, assistant professor or equivalent) at the time of the publication. The winner will be awarded $500. The awardees will be announced in November 2017.
A copy of the nominated article should be sent by email to Güneş Murat Tezcür at email@example.com. Self-nominations are welcome.
Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2017.
Sabri Ateş Hakan Özoğlu
Department of History Department of History
Southern Methodist University University of Central Florida
Güneş Murat Tezcür Nicole F. Watts
Department of Political Science Department of Political Science
University of Central Florida San Francisco State University
Dr. Najmaldin Karim Fellowship in Kurdish Political Studies
The Kurdish Political Studies Program (KPSP) sponsors the Dr. Najmaldin Karim Fellowship for undergraduate students at UCF. The fellow will be provided a research space conducive to educational and professional development and conduct a research project related to Kurdish politics, broadly defined, under the supervision of KPSP faculty in the spring 2018 semester. This research will have the aim of producing a final paper that is worthy of publication. It aims to enrich the fellow’s academic credentials, providing a unique opportunity to gain in-depth insights about Kurdish politics through independent research. The fellow will receive $500 for the semester. All financial aid rules and regulations apply.*
- A minimum GPA of 3.5
- A one-page letter of interest
- A writing sample (e.g., term paper submitted in a class)
- An unofficial copy of transcript
- A resume with two listed academic references
Students should submit their application to Dr. Güneş Murat Tezcür, Jalal Talabani Endowed Chair of Kurdish Political Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is October 31, 2017. A committee of UCF faculty will select the fellow.
* Awards and scholarships are considered a “resource” and must be included in a student’s financial aid budget. If a student is awarded a scholarship that exceeds her/his financial aid cost, a reduction or payment of financial aid may occur.