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    Book Prize and Lectureship Guidelines


    Deadline: January 25

    This award motivates junior scholars to publish by recognizing their efforts through a prestigious award that will highlight their name and their contributions to their fields. The award is also meant to provide leverage opportunities for tenure. Its immediate and long-term goals are:

    • Recognize, reward and publicize annually the best book written by a Latina/o junior scholar on theology and/or religion.
    • Provide a prestigious award that the junior scholar could use to leverage tenure.
    • Highlight scholarly contributions by junior Latina/o scholars to the different fields in theology and religion in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
    • Impact faculty use of Latina/o books in their selection of required and recommended bibliography for courses.
    • Provide models who will inspire further contribution by Latina/o scholars.

    The HTI Book Prize will provide a monetary award to be given at a ceremony at Princeton Theological Seminary in which the winner will be featured as the guest lecturer during the annual HTI Summer Workshop. The media, faculty, students and the wider public will be invited to attend the ceremony and lecture. The Prize and ceremony will be announced in major publications. The lecture will be followed by a response address, to be presented by a speaker who is well versed on the topic of the winning entry. Both the lecture and the response may also be featured in HTI's Perspectivas, a publication that is sent to all the ATS seminaries and theology departments in universities.


    To access the submission form please click here.