Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion

Lauren Turek

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life recently announced a new annual competition. The Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion is dedicated to the publication of first books by early career scholars working in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences. Submissions can be on any aspect of the study of religion, including the study of secularism. Prize-winners will be invited to IRCPL to participate in a workshop and the books will appear in IRCPL’s series, “Religion, Culture, and Public Life,” published by Columbia University Press.

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2019.

The international competition is open to scholars working in the social sciences and humanities. Submissions must meet the following criteria:

Authors must have received the PhD on or after January 1, 2012.
The manuscript must be single-authored.
The submission must be the author’s first book (excluding edited books).

The manuscript must not be under consideration at any other press.

For more information on the prize and application procedures, see:


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