Invitation to submit proposals: Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

The Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and Peter Lang Oxford invite submissions for their first annual Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies.

Submissions are invited from early career scholars ­in German Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the prize will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang.

Applications should include an abstract (with chapter synopses), CV, the complete PhD thesis, examiners’ reports, a supervisor’s reference and a letter stating that the monograph is not being considered for publication elsewhere. These documents should be provided in separate Microsoft Word or PDF files and submitted to igs.lang.bookprize@gmail.com by 31 January 2016. Monographs may be written in German or English.

The winner will be offered a contract for a non-subsidized book to be published within six months of receipt of the complete and approved manuscript. Planned manuscripts should be 80,000 to 120,000 words in length. The winner will be expected to copy-edit the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.

Applicants should have been awarded a PhD from a British or Irish university between 2012 and 2015.

Decisions will be made by 31 May 2016 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

For general information about the prize, please contact Dr Laurel Plapp, Commissioning Editor, Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU. E-mail: l.plapp@peterlang.com.Tel: 01865 514160 OR Dr Sara Jones, Senior Birmingham Fellow, Department of Modern Languages (IGS), University of Birmingham, B15 2TT. E-mail: s.jones.1@bham.ac.uk. Tel: 0121 414 6185.

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