We wish to invite you to make a financial donation towards the inaugural AASR Student Awards. The initiative aims primarily to stimulate beneficial intellectual activities among post-graduate students in African universities and to encourage their fuller participation in AASR activities, particularly our conferences.
The inaugural awards will take place during the 6th AASR conference in Cape Town, South Africa, from July 30 to August 3, 2014. The first prize will be awarded for a paper that makes an outstanding contribution to the conference theme. The awardee will receive a cash prize of $500 and a return ticket to Cape Town from an African country. He or she will also be invited to present a lecture during the conference, and the paper will be published in AASR Bulletin. Awards will also be made to the first runner-up ($300), and the second runner-up ($200). Detailed criteria for assessing the papers have been agreed and a judging panel consisting of four senior scholars, who are also AASR members, has been established.
We would appreciate your generous financial support to make the awards happen and to establish a worthy legacy for the AASR. You can make a donation by direct transfer to AASR using these details:
Account Name: African Association for the Study of Religions
Branch: The Mound, Edinburgh, UK
Branch Code: 80-20-00
Account No. 00208442
IBAN: GB05 BOFS 8020 0000 2084 42
You can also make a donation using credit/debit cards or PayPal. To do so please log on to https://www.a-asr.org// and click on donate at the bottom of the page. Please specify that your donation is for the Student Awards and also send an email to the treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you have made a donation.
We appreciate your swift and wholehearted support for this initiative.
Professor Gerrie ter Haar, Dr Frans Dokman, Dr Afe Adogame, Dr Rose Mary Amenga-Etego and Dr Abel Ugba
The AASR Fund Raising Committee