The NUS Singapore History Prize was established in 2014 when an anonymous donor provided an endowed gift to fund the Prize, The Department of History of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS), administers the NUS Singapore History Prize [hereafter The Prize]. The Prize is open to works in, or translated to, English by creators of any nationality.
The Prize has three objectives:
The Prize will be awarded every three years. The winning work will receive an award of $50,000 Singapore. Short listed books will also be publicly announced, and featured on the program website.
The Prize will be an open global competition, receiving works in English (written or translated), that meets the following criteria:
The place of publication can be anywhere in the world, but the nominated book must have a publishing date and ISBN or ISSN that falls within this time span. All nominations will be acknowledged, but no further communication will be made unless the nominated book is placed on the final short list for the award. Nominations should be submitted by 1 December 2020 through the following link: firstname.lastname@example.org. Books published only in electronic format may be submitted in soft copy provided they meet the above criteria. Publishers should send five (5) copies of a book they would like to nominate to this address:
Please note: The Prize will only accept in nomination published books that meet the criteria stipulated; it is not a publishing program, and it will not endorse, support, or assist the publication of any unpublished manuscript, of any kind.
Should the work be shortlisted by the Nominating Committee, we will require another five (5) copies of your work.
The purpose of this award is to promote real excellence in the scholarly study of the History of Singapore, broadly interpreted, in any field. The Prize winner will be a book that will make a profound and lasting contribution to our understanding of, interest in, and critical engagement with, the history of Singapore—a book that will make us reconsider how we understand that history.
The NUS Singapore History Prize is awarded by a Prize Panel of five (5) judges appointed by the President of NUS. The criteria for the prize, and the mechanism for selection of a winner, in a particular three year cycle will be determined by the judges and announced together with a closing nomination date at least a yer in advance of the prize being awarded.
The Jury Panel will only consider a shortlist of nominated publications, to be determined by the Nominating Committee. The Panel will operate by consensus. For the 2021 competition cycle and award, the following have kindly agreed to serve:
The Nominating Committee will be chaired by the Head of the Department. It will work by consensus. It will select a short list of nominated works to be considered by the Jury Panel for the final award. The following have kindly agreed to serve: