Monday, 21 July 2014

The Otto Gründler Book Prize - Deadline November 1, 2014


2015 Competition
Eligibility
Nominations
Submission
Further Notes
Past winners of the Otto Gründler Book Prize
2015 Competition

Western Michigan University announces the nineteenth Otto Gründler Book Prize to be awarded in May 2015 at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies. It consists of an award of $1,000.00 to the author of a book or monograph in any area of medieval studies that is judged by the selection committee to be an outstanding contribution to its field.

The Prize, instituted in 1997 by Dr. Diether H. Haenicke, then President of Western Michigan University, honored and now memorializes Professor Gründler for his distinguished service to the university and his lifelong dedication to the international community of medievalists.
Eligibility

Authors from any country are eligible. The book or monograph may be in any of the standard scholarly languages. To be eligible for the 2015 prize the book or monograph must have been published in 2013.
Nominations

Readers or publishers may nominate books. Letters of nomination, 2–4 pages in length, should include sufficient detail and rationale so as to assist the committee in its deliberations. Supporting materials should make the case for the award. Readers' reports, if appropriate, and other letters attesting to the significance of the work would be helpful.
Submission

Send letters of nomination and any supporting material by November 1, 2014, to:


Secretary, Gründler Prize Committee
The Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5432
Further Notes
For the purpose of this competition collections of essays, bibliographies, editions, and reference tools are not defined as books.
The Prize is not a "life achievement award."
Typically, the book will have one sole author.
The Committee needs four copies of any book to pursue its work efficiently. All materials submitted become property of the Gründler Prize Committee.
No student, staff, or faculty member at Western Michigan University, past or current, may receive the Gründler Prize.

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