Category Archives: Prizes

Announcement:The Donner Research Prize 2017, Måns Broo

Måns Broo

The Donner Research Prize 2017  

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History in Turku has awarded Docent, Dr. Måns Broo from Åbo Akademi University the 2017 prize for outstanding research into religion. Dr. Broo is awarded for his book The Rādhā Tantra: A Critical edition and annotated translation (Routledge, 2017).
The Donner Institute Prize is awarded annually for outstanding research in religion conducted at a Nordic university. It is intended for researchers in the field of religious studies for a significant and relatively newly published monograph or article in print or digital form. The prize sum is 5,000 Euros.
On behalf of the Donner Institute Board,
Turku, 21 April 2017
Tage Kurtén, Chairman
Ruth Illman, Secretary

The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2017

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History hereby calls for nominations for its annual prize for outstanding research into religion. The nominations should be submitted by 31 January 2017. The prize announcement is posted on our website: http://www.abo.fi/forskning/en/di_priset

Åbo/Turku, 1 December 2016

Ruth Illman, Director

The Donner Institute

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Dr Ruth Illman
Director, the Donner Institute
Docent of Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi University
http://www.abo.fi/donnerinstitute

The Donner Research Prize 2016 to Anu Isotalo

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History in Turku has awarded Dr Anu Isotalo from the University of Turku the 2016 prize for outstanding research into religion. Dr Isotalo is awarded for her dissertation Mistä on hyvät tytöt tehty? Somlaitytöt ja maineen merkitykset [What are good girls made of? Somali girls and the meanings of reputation] 

The Donner Institute Prize is awarded annually for outstanding research into religion conducted at a Nordic university. It is intended for researchers in the field of religious studies for a significant and relatively newly published monograph or article in print or digital form. The prize sum is 5,000 Euros.

More information: http://www.abo.fi/forskning/en/News/Item/item/11884

On behalf of the Donner Institute Board,

Turku, 10 October 2016

Tage Kurtén
Chairman

Ruth Illman
Secretary

The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2016

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History hereby calls for nominations for its annual prize for outstanding research into religion. The prize is awarded to a researcher in the field for a significant, relatively recent monograph or article, in printed or digital form. The research should have been carried out at a Nordic university.

The prize sum amounts to € 5,000. It was awarded for the first time at the Donner Institute Symposium in June 2010. The prize committee consists of the Donner Institute Board.

Nominations can be made by professors, supervisors and researchers in the field, one cannot however nominate oneself. The nomination of a maximum of two pages should include a short presentation of the researcher and the publication, as well as a motivation why the nominee should be awarded the prize. The nomination and the suggested publication should be sent in two copies to the Donner Institute.

The nominations should be sent by 13 June 2016 to Ruth Illman, secretary of the Donner Institute Board. She will also provide further information on the prize: rillman@abo.fi

Turku, 25 April, 2016

Contact Information:
The Donner Institute
PO Box 70
20501 Turku, Finland
donner.institute@abo.fi
www.abo.fi/donnerinstitute

The BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World

The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and De Gruyter are
delighted to announce the launch of the BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the
Study of Islam and the Muslim World. This international prize will be
awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or unpublished first
monograph based on a doctoral thesis. English-language submissions on
any aspect of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim world, past and
present, including Muslim-minority societies are accepted. Applicants
can be based in any country, and manuscripts will be assessed on the
basis of scholarly quality and originality.

The award includes publication of the winning manuscript and a prize of
£1,000, and will be officially presented at the Annual Conference of
BRAIS. The selection process will be undertaken by a seven-member prize
committee comprising established academics from across the field.

Dr Anke Beck, Managing Director of De Gruyter, underscores De Gruyter’s
commitment to the support of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim
world, a rich and growing area of scholarship: ‘Islamic Studies is a
vital field in contemporary academic and cultural circles, and De
Gruyter is committed to publishing top scholarly work that promotes the
field and advances our understanding of Islam. The BRAIS prize is an
ideal way for us to support early-career scholars and encourage
innovative research’.

Details of the first round of the prize are available online, at
www.brais.ac.uk/prize/2016. The deadline for receiving submissions is 1
August 2015. The first prize will be awarded at the Annual Conference of
BRAIS in April 2016.