The Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism

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

Eligibility

To be considered for the prize during the 2014 nomination period, a book must have a copyright date of 2013. Books must be written in English. Edited and/or coauthored books are eligible.

Nominations

Nominations, consisting of the book and a nomination letter, must be received by April 15, 2014, and may come from scholars (including authors) or book publishers. Supporting documentation, such as readers' reports and reviews, may also be included but are not necessary.

Nomination materials should be sent to:

Toshi Prize in Buddhism
University of California, Berkeley
Center for Buddhist Studies
2223 Fulton Street, Room 512
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
U.S.A.

Prize

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

Presentation

The prize is presented annually at the University of California, Berkeley. The prize is celebrated with a public lecture by the prize 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
2223 Fulton Street, Room 512
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
(510) 643-5104
buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu

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

2010 Toshihide Numata Book Prize winner
2011 Toshihide Numata Book Prize winner
2013 Toshihide Numata Book Prize winner