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Application Procedures for the 2018 Varga Prize

This award has been set in memory of Ivan Varga (1931-2012) and recognizes an outstanding new paper by a scholar who is at most three years beyond the PhD. The recipient is expected to present the paper at the next International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress.

The prize consists of the registration fee for the ISA World Congress and a sum of 1000 Euro intended to cover part of the recipient expenses to attend the World Congress.

Guidelines

  • Candidates do not need to be members of ISA or members of ISA Research Committee for the Sociology of Religion (RC22)
  • All areas and topics of the sociology of religion are eligible for the Varga Prize.
  • Papers should be original and written in any of the three ISA official languages (English, Spanish or French).
  • There is no set length of the paper, but as a recommendation, a journal article length is appropriate. Authors could choose any bibliographic/citation format, as long as it is scholarly and the chosen format is kept coherently through the text

Evaluation of papers

An Evaluation Committee, appointed by the President of RC22, will be made up of members of the RC22 Board plus a few other scholars. The Committee will base its judgment on the papers scholarly quality, originality, and significance for furthering the sociological study of religion.

The Committee will choose the prize winner plus a runner-up, in case the winner is unable to accept the award due to an inability to attend the World Congress. The runner-up will also receive a monetary award. The winner and runner-up will be announced by February 1st 2018.

Application Procedure:

  1. Submit your paper proposal to one of the RC-22 sessions at the ISA website
    • Deadline is September 30th 2017, 24:00 GMT
  2. Send a copy of your abstract and the full finished paper to the President and the Secretary of the RC 22, along with a curriculum vitae and a letter describing your research and its significance. The paper and other documents should preferably be sent in PDF format.

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