CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2014

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology published between: 1st December 2012 and 30th 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.     Closing date for 2014 entries: Friday 6th December 2013

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 UK

·        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

If you need any further information please contact Margaret Luke by emailing margaret.luke@britsoc.org.uk or by phoning 0191 383 0839.

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