Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholars Awards
The Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholars Awards were so named in honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, the Co-Founder and Co-Editor of JFSR, on the occasion of her 70th birthday (April 2008). Elisabeth’s contributions to fostering critical feminist scholarship and building solidarity for change run deep and wide. By naming these awards given to promising feminist scholars after Elisabeth, we recognize both the historical impact of her work, as well as the many ways that her acumen and energy continue to enrich, inspire, and advance feminist studies in religion.
The Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholars Awards signal our awareness of the need to encourage and give recognition to the emerging voices of new scholars, whose research and insights will shape the future of feminist studies in religion.
The awards are given by JFSR using a tiered structure. The first-place winner receives $1,000.00, the second-place winner receives $500.00, and the third-place winner receives $250.00. The deadline for submissions for the 2022 contest is July 1, 2021.
Participation in the New Scholars Award competition requires an advanced academic degree and authors cannot have taught at the college or university level for more than four years postgraduation at the time of submission. Previous award winners are not eligible in subsequent years. Submissions will first enter the standard anonymous review process. Once an article is accepted for publication, it will be considered for the New Scholars Award. Submissions will be judged by a panel to determine the winners. To participate in this award, authors should include a cover letter stating his or her intention to participate in the award. The winning manuscripts will appear in JFSR.
To indicate that you would like to participate in this contest, simply email the Submissions Editor ([email protected]) after submitting your manuscript online and indicate that you meet the guidelines and would like your manuscript to be considered for the award. Winning manuscripts will appear in the JFSR.
See our Submissions page for further submission details.
Any questions? Please contact the submissions editor via email at [email protected].
N.B. Poetry submissions are not eligible for the New Scholar Awards.