Call for nominations for the 2014 Congress Award for the best publication (deadline – 15.04.2015)

Organising Committee of the International Congress of Belarusian Studies is proud to announce a call for nominations for the 2015 Congress Award for the best publication in the field of social sciences and humanities.

The award aims to mark the achievements of researchers in social sciences and humanities during the year, encourage the scholarly work and enhance its quality.

We call upon the authors and representatives of academic community to nominate significant results of scholarly work and thus to promote them and award their authors.

Nominations should be sent to the email: till 15 April 2014. Please, find detailed guidelines for nomination here: premija_rules_2015.pdf.

The Award ceremony will take place at the Fourth International Congress of Belarusian Studies on 2-4 October 2015. 

The Award will be given in three nominations:

Social sciences: political science, sociology.

Humanities: philosophy, philology, linguistics, art studies.


Publications in law and economics are accepted only if they present interdisciplinary study or focus on problems of social sciences and humanities.

A separate competition for monographs and articles will be held.

Since 2014 the Award in humanities is united with Zora Kipiel Award, which was awared by the North American Association for Belarusian Studies

Participants can nominate their own publications as well as publications of other authors.


Expert council will choose the winner of the award. The council will be made of academics from Belarus and other countries: list of experts of the Congress Awards.

The Committee accepts the works which were published in 2014. The works which were published in 2013, but did not participate in previous competition are also accepted. General guidelines for application: text of a minimum of 20 thousand characters (academic article, monograph, or other academic form of presentation of studies). The text should be written by one author or by several authors provided that it was edited by one person.

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