Hu Sheng Academic Award for Youth is a national comprehensive academic achievement award of philosophy and social science for youth held by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. It was first proposed, donated as well as set up by Hu Sheng, a famous social science scholar from China. The purpose of the award is to encourage growth of young social science talents. The award had held for seven times since 1997 and has a positive influence in academia, especially among young scholars. It is a symbol of great expectations and trusts from elder scholars for younger generations.
Here is announcement of 8st Hu Sheng Academic Award for Youth:
1. The award could be classified into three subjects: Literature and language (includes Chinese literature, foreign literature, linguistics, etc.), Philosophy (includes study of Marxism, philosophy, study of religion, etc.) and History (includes Chinese ancient history, Chinese modern history, world history, archeology, etc.).
There are 6 official awards this year. If necessary, we will set nomination, but we prefer shortage rather than too much. We will issue medals, bonus and certificates for winners and bonus as well as certificates for nominees.
Range of works: Research results which are monographs published openly between January 1st, 2012 to December 31st, 2017 by youths under 40 (includes 40. Depends on actual age when works are published). Authors of monographs are not limited to one person however collaborators must meet the criteria of age.
Requirements of works: Must have a correct political standpoint as well as in accord with academic standard. They should have a high academic level and great impact in terms of innovation and breakthrough in their field of research. Works which already won prizes are accepted.
2. Fund management of committee of Hu Sheng academic award for youth hires famous experts and scholars to be experts of initial evaluation and review as well as members of the review committee.
Methods and procedure of evaluation: Submit application materials; initial evaluation; make potential works public and experts will review and comment on them; evaluated by the review committee; open recommended list of potential works; decide award-winning works. The awarding ceremony will be held in November and the whole procedure of evaluation will be in progress anonymously.
3. Application works require recommendations. Two experts of related subjects could recommend a work together. They should be researchers or professors. Recommenders must write a testimonial and send an e-edition to e-mail of secretariat of committee. Authors of those works should also send the recommendation in duplicate, copy of ID card of writers and 7 recommended works to the secretariat. The deadline is 7th July. If recommendation does not meet the requirement, the work it recommended will not enter the procedure of evaluation. Recommended materials will not return. Names of recommenders will be opened in awarding ceremony.
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Address of secretariat of fund management committee of Hu Sheng academic award for youth:
Center for the Research of Humanities and Social Science for Youth,
Room 408, Administration building, Chinese Academy of Social Science,
No.5, Jianguomennei Street, Dongcheng District,
Post Code: 100732
Tel: (+86 010) 85195111 / 85196162
Fax: (+86 010) 85196154