2014 Call for Papers
The David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship is now open for submissions.
There is a $1,000 monetary award. The awarded paper will be delivered at an SBL annual national or international meeting with a panel discussion. No one may receive this award more than once.
Qualifications for Submission
Any SBL member who has received a Ph.D. or Th.D. in biblical studies or related field since 2004 may submit a paper. This paper should be of publishable quality. It must not have been previously published or accepted for publication; however, a paper may be submitted that is under review by a journal or academic press if a decision to publish has not been reached at the time of submission. If the paper was delivered at an annual or international meeting, it must exhibit significant revision, as demonstrated by submission of both the original draft and the revision.
- Intention to submit a paper for the award must
be sent to FreedmanAward@sbl-site.org no later than 10 January 2014. Please indicate in the subject line of all correspondence the last name of the applicant. All of the contact information for the individual, including SBL membership number, should be included in the email. If the tentative title for a paper is available, please indicate it. Include a current copy of your academic CV in PDF format. Name the file with the first and last name of the applicant. Please be certain that the date of the CV is indicated.
- Applicants will submit no later than midnight
on 1 March 2014:
a. A brief statement (no more than
250 words) regarding how the paper advances Hebrew Bible scholarship.
b. A paper, normally in English, of no more than 10,000 words including footnotes, and double-spaced. A bibliography is not required. If your paper is over the 10,000 word limit it will be automatically disqualified.
c. Papers should be submitted anonymously and in a PDF format: that is, an author’s name should not appear after the paper’s title or in any heading; neither should any reference be made to the author within the paper in a manner that would reveal the author’s identity.
Failure to follow submission requirements will result in a paper’s automatic disqualification.
materials should be submitted in PDF format to FreedmanAward@sbl-site.org. Applicants
should refer to the SBL Handbook of Style
for guidelines. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within 2
business days please contact Beth Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Award Committee
The paper will be evaluated on the basis of three criteria:
- A persuasive thesis that engages the Hebrew Bible and demonstrates quality of scholarship and significance to the field;
- Clarity of expression and thought ;
- Originality and creativity.
Sidnie White Crawford
|10 January 2014
|| Nominations or intent to submit
|1 March 2014
|| Submission of the materials
|30 April 2014
|| Announcement of Award
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