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The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism

November 4, 2009

BERKELEY - The Center for Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce that it will administer the new Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism. The prize will be awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding book in the area of Buddhist studies published the previous year.

Purpose

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism (or "Toshi" Award) will be presented to an outstanding academic book in the area of Buddhist Studies each year.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Award during the 2010 nomination period, a book must have a copyright date of 2009. Edited and/or coauthored books are eligible. Books focused primarily on Japanese Buddhism should be nominated for the Toshi Prize in Japanese Buddhism (administered through the UCB Center for Japanese Studies) rather than the Toshi Award in Buddhism.

Nominations

Nominations, consisting of the book and a nomination letter, must be received by March 1, 2010, and may come from scholars (including authors) or book publishers. Supporting documentation, such as readers' reports and reviews, may also be included.

Nomination materials should be sent to:

Toshi Award in Buddhism
University of California, Berkeley
Center for Buddhist Studies
1995 University Avenue, Suite 520F
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
U.S.A.

Award

The annual Award will be in the amount of ten-thousand dollars ($10,000). The committee has the discretion to split the Award among multiple books. The Award winner(s) will be reimbursed for expenses related to their attendance at the Award presentation.

Presentation

The Award will be presented annually at the University of California, Berkeley. The Award will be celebrated with a public lecture by the Award recipient, a symposium focused on the book's theme, and a presentation dinner.

For more information, please contact:

Robert Sharf
Chair, Center for Buddhist Studies
1995 University Avenue, Suite 520F
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
(510) 643-5104
rsharf@berkeley.edu