DI Research Prize
Since 2010, the Donner Institute has awarded an annual prize for outstanding research pertaining to the field of religion conducted at a Nordic university. The prize is awarded to a researcher in the field for a significant, relatively recent monograph or article, in printed or digital form. The prize amounts to 5000 euros.
The prize winner of the year 2017, Dr Måns Broo, compares his research work to detective work.
Previous receivers of the research prize
2017 Dr Måns Broo, Åbo Akademi University, for the book The Radha Tantra: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation (2017)
2016 Dr Anu Isotalo, University of Turku, for the book Mistä on hyvät tytöt tehty? Somalitytöt ja maineen merkitykset [What are good girls made of? Somali Girls and the Meanings of Reputation]
2015 Dr Per Faxneld, Stockholm University, for the book Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Women in Nineteenth Century Culture
2014 Dr Elina Hankela, University of Helsinki, for the book Challenging Ubuntu: Open Doors and Exclusionary Boundaries in Johannesburg (2013)
2013 Dr Jessica Moberg, Södertörns University, for the book Piety, Intimacy and Mobility. A Case Study of Charismatic Christianity in Present-day Stockholm
2012 Dr Niklas Foxeus, Stockholm University, for the book The Buddhist World Emperor’s Mission: Millenarian Buddhism in Postcolonial Burma
2011 Dr Olle Sundström, Umeå University, for the book “Vildrenen är själv detsamma som en gud”: “gudar” och “andar” i sovjetiska etnografers beskrivningar av samojediska världsåskådningar
2010 Dr Ferdinando Sardella, University of Gothenburg, for the book Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati: The Context and Significance of a Modern Hindu Personalist
The Donner Institute Prize 2018
The call for nominations for next year’s prize will be open from 1 April to 31 May 2018.
Nominations can be made by professors, supervisors and researchers in the field; one cannot, however, nominate oneself. The nomination of a maximum of two pages should include a short presentation of the researcher and the publication, as well as a justification for why the nominee should be awarded the prize. The nomination and the suggested publication should be sent in two copies to the Donner Institute.
The nominations should be sent by 31 May 2018 to Ruth Illman, secretary of the Donner Institute Board. She will also provide further information on the prize: firstname.lastname@example.org