The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute at Harvard is now accepting submissions for its 2006 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies, given to the undergraduate and graduate student with the best essays on Japan-related topics. The undergraduate award is $2,000 and the graduate award is $3,000. The deadline for submission is June 30. Papers written this academic year are eligible, including course and seminar works, B.A. or M.A. theses, or essays written specifically for the competition. Doctoral dissertations, however, will not be accepted for consideration.
For application guidelines and further information, contact the Reischauer Institute at (617) 495-3220; e-mail Theodore J. Gilman, associate director of the institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~rijs.