BASAS Master’s Dissertation Prize 2024: Call for Submissions

Submission Deadline: Friday, 5th July, 2024, by midnight GMT.

The British Association for South Asian Studies is delighted to announce the 2024 BASAS prize for an outstanding Master’s dissertation on a South Asia-related topic. We welcome submissions in any discipline of the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Judges will pay particular attention to the quality of research, understanding of the topic and field, originality, presentation, and methodological rigour.

Eligible dissertations will be on any topic relating to South Asia or its diaspora, must be no longer than 20,000 words, and submitted in fulfilment of an MA/MSc/MPhil degree undertaken at a UK institution during the academic year 2023-24.

The successful candidate will be awarded a prize of £200 and a one-year of membership to BASAS. The winning candidate will also receive a complimentary registration to the BASAS Annual Conference 2024. An edited version of the prize-winning dissertation will be considered for publication in one of the BASAS-affiliated journals, Contemporary South Asia or South Asian Studies (subject to editorial consideration and peer review). Shortlisted entrants will be awarded a one-year complimentary BASAS membership.

The deadline for applications is midnight GMT by midnight Friday, 5th July 2024.

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY TO YOUR CONTACTS requesting that each candidate when submitting encloses their thesis together with the Application form which can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dibyadyuti Roy (