LAST CHANCE – BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2014

LAST CHANCE – BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2014

The nomination deadline for the 2014 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is fast approaching.

Nominations must be received in the BSA office by Friday, 6 December 2013.

The prize will be awarded to the best first and sole authored book within the discipline of Sociology published between: 1 December 2012 and 30 November 2013.

The winner will receive a prize of £1,000, one year’s free subscription to ‘The Sociological Review’ (published by Wiley-Blackwell) and an invitation to the BSA 2014 Annual Conference (conference registration fee, accommodation and travel (within the UK) will be paid by the BSA).

Visit http://www.britsoc.co.uk/publications/PAM.htm for more information on the nomination process.

The general criteria for eligibility are as follows:

  • ·       Nominated authors must be current, fully paid-up, members of the BSA
  • ·       Nominated authors must be ordinarily resident within the U.K.
  • ·       Nominated authors should be within the first seven years (or full-time equivalent) since starting their first academic post within the discipline of sociology
  • ·       The nominated book must be the author’s first monograph. If the author has previously co-authored a monograph they are not eligible for the prize. If the author has previously edited or co-edited a book, they are still eligible.
  • ·       The nominated book must be a sole-authored book
  • ·       The nominated book should be concerned with the discipline of Sociology
  • ·       There is an expectation that the author has observed the contents of the BSA’s Authorship Guidelines for Academic Papers (adopted April 2001)           
  • ·       Nominations should comprise the official nomination form (duly completed), a brief curriculum vitae of the author, and five copies of the nominated book

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