RefoRC Awards

Two RefoRC Awards are presented annually for publications related to era of the 16th century Reformations: a RefoRC Book Award and a RefoRC Paper Award. The awards aim to to encourage acadamics to present their research.

 

Eligibility

    • The content of the book or paper is related to Early Modern Christianity.
    • Publications are written in English, French or German.
    • Books should be written by a single author and should be published in the calendar year preceding the award year.
    • Nominations for the RefoRC Paper Award may be made by individuals who have presented a paper at the Annual RefoRC Conference. The recipient agrees to have the paper published in the conference volume or the Journal of Early Modern Christianity.

 

Criteria for Selection

    • Originality of topic and research.
    • Methodological and literary quality.
    • Presentation of new insights.
    • Academic and social relevance.

 

Application

Applications must be written in English and sent by e-mail to the president of the Board of RefoRC. Once applications are acknowledged, copies of the work should be sent to:

    • RefoRC Book Award: The author is responsible for sending three hard copies of the book to the president of the Board of RefoRC before February 15th.
    • RefoRC Paper Award: The author is responsible for sending one printed copy of the paper and a PDF to the president of the Board of RefoRC within two months after the Annual RefoRC Conference.

 

Decision

    • Prize winning publications are chosen by the Board of RefoRC.
    • Individual RefoRC Board members do not decide on publications of academics affiliated with the same institution as they are affiliated with.
    • The decision of the Board of RefoRC is final and no correspondence discussing the decision will be entered into.

 

Prizes

    • RefoRC Book Award: the author of the selected book will receive € 1000 and a certificate.
    • RefoRC Paper Award: the author of the selected paper will receive € 500 and the paper will be published in the conference volume or the Journal of Early Modern Christianity.

 

Winner Announcements

    • RefoRC Book Award: at the Annual RefoRC Conference in May.
    • RefoRC Paper Award: through Refo500’s Academic Newsletter, press releases, and social media.

 

Time Schedule

    • November: Call for applications for the RefoRC Book Award.
    • March: Decision on the RefoRC Book Award by the Board of RefoRC.
    • May: Winner of the RefoRC Book Award announced at the Annual RefoRC Conference.
    • May: Call for applications for the RefoRC Paper Award.
    • September: Decision on the RefoRC Paper Award by the Board of RefoRC.
    • October: Announcement of the RefoRC Paper Award winner.

 

Questions?

Contact Herman J. Selderhuis, president of the Board of RefoRC.

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