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AIPS Book Prize

AIPS Book Prize for 2022

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies is soliciting books (single authored monographs, no edited volumes) published during the last three years, or nearly published books (galleys must be available) for the annual AIPS book prize.

** Please note that this is an academic book prize (literary fiction/short stories are not appropriate for this prize) and only English language books are eligible at this time. 

The award recipient will receive a monetary prize from AIPS ($1,000). This award is funded by unrestricted funds and is not supported by United States federal grant funds.

A prize committee will determine the awardee and can choose to designate no winner in any given year if worthy submissions are lacking. Applicants in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

See past awardees here.

Deadline for the 2022 AIPS Book Prize: January 10, 2022


To Apply
Please fill out and return our AIPS Book Prize submission form:
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Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be asked to send four copies of the book to AIPS. 


Evaluation Criteria:

1) Depth and accuracy of the research
2) Potential to attract new students and scholars to Pakistan Studies
3) Potential to integrate Pakistan studies more fully into vibrant disciplinary and interdisciplinary discussions
4) Innovativeness of approach
5) Clarity and elegance of writing