The Bayly Prize Applications and Nominations
27/10/20 UPDATE ON THE BAYLY PRIZE
We are sorry that the coronavirus pandemic has so badly disrupted procedures for the award. However, the adjudicating panel has now undertaken to complete its work by the end of the year and the Council of the Royal Asiatic Society has committed to publishing the short list and the winner as soon as the judges’ report is received. The Society is also scheduling a virtual celebration for the Prize in mid-January 2021.
On behalf of the Society I renew our apologies for the three-month delay caused by the pandemic, but we look forward to the publication of the results by the end of the year.
Dr. Alison Ohta
April 2020 BAYLY PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to the current health crisis The Royal Asiatic Society is postponing the award of the Bayly Prize for 2020 until we have a clearer idea of the eventualities of the current situation. The Bayly Prize will be awarded for 2020 for theses submitted to a British university in 2019 but the deadline for submission has been extended until April 17th and the announcement of the award will also be delayed. We will keep you informed of any developments by email and announcements on the website. Your submission and any references will remain valid and should your referees who have not yet submitted their references wish to do so, these will be welcomed. Thank you for your submissions and I send you our best wishes and hope that you all remain virus free. If you have any questions, please contact Alison Ohta email@example.com.
THE BAYLY PRIZE 2020
£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 2019. The date of the final approval letter must fall between 1st January and 31st December 2019.