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June 1, 2023

AAIMS is pleased to announce that it will be resuming the Riaz Hassan Prize for another year! The Riaz Hassan prize for the Best Honours Thesis signals a commitment by AAIMS to promote knowledge and scholarship in Islamic and Muslim studies. The aim of the prize is to encourage junior scholars to pursue further research in the field whereby applicants are invited to submit their Honours thesis for consideration.

The award honours the late Emeritus Professor Riaz Hassan AM, who was a foundational figure in Islamic Studies across Australia and held positions of eminence at Flinders University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), Gadjah Mada University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Yale University.

AAIMS welcomes submissions in the field of Islamic and Muslim studies, and across the breadth of the humanities and social sciences, including the disciplines of law and legal studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, media studies, philosophy, history, and theology.

The winning scholar will be awarded:

  • A Certificate of Recognition
  • A $500 prize
  • Listed on the AAIMS website

For more information on the Riaz Hassan Prize, click here.

All the best,

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