NUS Singapore History Prize
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:
- To stimulate an engagement with Singapore's history broadly understood (this might include pre 1819 and works dealing with Singapore's place in the world);
- To make the complexities and nuances of Singapore's history more accessible to non-academic audiences;
- To cast a wide net for consideration of works that deal with history.
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:
- Works published from January 2017 to 30 November 2020
- Prize works may include non-fiction and fiction. Other creative work that has clear historical themes might also be submitted.
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: