The AIIS Book Prize
In order to promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) announces the award of two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject:
“The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities”
“The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences”
Only junior scholars who have received the PhD within the last eight years (2006 and after) are eligible. This must be the first book by the author.
A prize committee will determine the yearly winners, though the committee may choose not to award prizes for any year in which worthy submissions are lacking. The prize will include a subvention of $2500 for the press publishing the manuscript.
Unrevised dissertations are not accepted. Applicants must demonstrate they have revised the original dissertation.
There is no designated press for publication. Authors are advised to submit their manuscript for publication at the most appropriate press; concurrent submission to multiple presses is recommended. Manuscripts under review or under contract with a press are eligible, but manuscripts that go into print before the annual prize announcement will become ineligible (see “contest guidelines”).
Applicants need not have held an AIIS fellowship or participated in an AIIS language program in India.
Manuscripts are due October 1st, with an announcement of the awardees the following March . Send One PDF and One Paper copy of your manuscript no later than October 1, 2015, to the Publications Committee Chair, Brian Hatcher, Dept of Religion, Tufts University, 314 Eaton Hall, Medford, MA 02144. Queries can be addressed to email@example.com.
Brian Hatcher, Tufts University Ramnarayan Rawat, University of Delaware
Susan S. Wadley, Syracuse University Joyce Flueckiger, Emory University
Pikh Ghosh, University of North Carolina Mytheli Sreenivas, Ohio State University
A workshop for recent Ph.D. recipients on turning a dissertation into a book is also offered annually at the Madison South Asia Conference in October.
Click here for more information, or contact:
The American Institute of Indian Studies
The Publications Committee Chair