The Bayly Prize Applications and Nominations

THE BAYLY PRIZE

£2500 award for a distinguished thesis in an Asian subject falling within the scope of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society or of Modern Asian Studies. The thesis must have been examined and approved for the PhD degree at a British University in 2017. The date of the final approval letter must fall between 1st January and 31st December 2017. 


How to apply:

Please complete the application form BAYLY PRIZE APPLICATION FORM 2018, and return by email with a PDF of your thesis to The Director, Alison Ohta, ao@royalasiaticsociety.org, and The Events Officer Amy Riach ar@royalasiaticsociety.org by Thursday 31st May 2018.

Supervisors may nominate by name alone, but this must be followed by a direct application by the graduate by the closing date of Thursday 31st May 2018, and two references will still be required by 31st May.

Application details required: PDF of thesis, Name, contact details, University, Certificate of the award of the PhD degree in 2017, title of thesis, short synopsis (500 words), chapter headings, name of supervisor and/or examiners and contact details for two referees. Please note that references are also due by 31st May and should be sent to Alison Ohta ao@royalasiaticsociety.org and Amy Riach ar@royalasiaticsociety.org . Examiners and supervisors can be referees. 

Process: The RAS Council will, taking into account the range of work submitted, appoint a panel of adjudicators. A final decision will be made by 30th September 2018. Subject suitability enquiries may be sent to The Director by emailing ao@royalasiaticsociety.org.

The winner will give a lecture at the presentation of the Prize at the RAS, and publication as a Royal Asiatic Society monograph will be offered. Other shortlisted candidates may have their work considered for publication by the RAS.

 

The Prize is established by friends and colleagues to mark the outstanding contribution of Professor Sir Christopher Bayly FBA to the study of world history and that of Asia in particular. Further details, contained in the letter appealing for funds, can be found at www.royalasiaticsociety.org/about-us/the-bayly-prize/