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The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism (or "Toshi" Award) is awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding book in any area of Buddhist studies. The Award is administered by the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Award during the 2018 nomination period, a book must have a copyright date of no earlier than 2017. Books must be written in English. Edited and/or coauthored books are eligible.

Nominations

Nominations, consisting of the book and an optional short nomination letter, must be received by April 30, 2018, and may come from the author, scholars in the field, or book publishers. Supporting documentation, such as readers' reports and reviews, are not necessary.

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 94704-2318
U.S.A.

Award

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

Presentation

The Award is presented annually at the University of California, Berkeley. The Award is 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:

Dr. Sanjyot Mehendale
Vice-Chair, Center for Buddhist Studies
1995 University Avenue, Suite 520F
Berkeley, CA 94704-2318
(510) 643-5104
buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu

Click the links below to read about previous book Award winners.

2010 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner
2011 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner
2013 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner
2014 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner
2015 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner
2016 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner
2017 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner
2018 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner