2020 Routledge Philip R. Davies Early Career Researcher Publication Award

The Palestine Exploration Fund, in conjunction with Routledge/Taylor & Francis, is pleased to open the call for entries for the 2020 Davies Early Career Researcher Award.

This award honours the memory of Professor Philip R. Davies, prior Chair of the Fund, who died suddenly and before his time in May 2018. The Award recognises his unique contribution to scholarship, his enthusiasm for academic publishing, and his desire to develop younger scholars.

Professor Phillip R. Davies (courtesy of Birgit Manze-Davies)

The award encourages early career scholars in producing original, high quality research articles. To this end, rather than a single prize, the Fund offers prizes to the winner and up to two runners up, as well as the chance to publish their articles in the PEF’s own peer-reviewed journal, the Palestine Exploration Quarterly (PEQ). The PEQ focuses on the study of the Levant in the areas of archaeology, history, anthropology, geography, art, and languages.

Who can apply?

The award is open to scholars of all nationalities who have completed their Ph.D within 10 years of the submission deadline.

What is required?

Entries of original, unpublished research up to 6,000 words in length (including footnotes, but not bibliography) in areas covered by the PEQ will be considered for this award. Papers should be of publishable quality, but must not have been previously published or submitted for review in another location.

PEF-P-PITT-Qumran3 – View of the Cave of Qumran, by Robert Pitt, 1970s.

How to enter?

Entries should be sent in an email that indicates the entrants name, contact details, and date of PhD award. Please attach to the email an anonymised PDF version of the article including a 250 word abstract, the article, any supplementary material (illustrations, figures, etc…), and a complete bibliography to the Palestine Exploration Fund at chair.pef@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 11 December 2020 at 17:00 GMT.

What is the Prize?

There winner will receive a cash prize of £750, with the first runner up awarded £350 and the second runner up £100. All three winning pieces will be considered for publication in PEQ, subject to the normal peer review process.