Call for nominations: 2016 Congress Award for the best academic publication. Deadline – 15.04.2016

Organising Committee of the International Congress of Belarusian Studies is proud to announce a new call for nominations for the Congress Award for the best publication in the field of social sciences and humanities published in 2014-2015.

The awards in social sciences and history is supported by the Belarusian Charitable Trust (London). The award in humanities is supported by the Kipieĺ family (USA).

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

In 2016 the Congress will also give the honorary award for the best Polish-language monograph on Belarus, published in the last five years (2011-2015). This award continues the tradition to mark the best foreign researchers who study Belarus, which was initiated in 2015.

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 till 15 April 2016. Please, find detailed guidelines for nomination here.

The Award ceremony will take place at the Sixth International Congress of Belarusian Studies on 7-9 October 2016.

The Award will be given in three nominations:

Social sciences: political science, sociology.

Humanities: philosophy, philology, linguistics, art studies.


A separate competition for monographs and articles will be held.

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

Winners of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 awards

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 2015. The works which were published in 2014, 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.

Honorary Award of the International Congress of Belarusian Studies for the best Polish-language publication on Belarus.

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