AIAS Student Paper Competition

The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies announces its second student paper competition. Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines are invited to submit scholarly works that focus on Afghan culture, society, land, languages, health, peoples and history. Submitted papers will be judged based on the quality of scholarship, application of extant literature, and overall contribution to Afghanistan studies. Students may submit their own work directly or
may be nominated by supervising faculty. Submissions must be accompanied by a separate email from the student’s advisor confirming that the paper was completed as independent work while the author was a student.

The winner will be awarded a $750 cash prize and the option to have the paper published on the AIAS web site. Submissions received by October 1, 2008 will be given full consideration. In the unlikely event of insufficient academic merit, the committee reserves the right to award no prize this year.

The AIAS is an academic society committed to advancing the study of Afghanistan by scholars in the US and to the rebuilding of academic institutions and scholarly study in Afghanistan. The AIAS has administrative offices at Boston University and a research center in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Please send submissions to Michael Carroll at