In honor of Andrew Rippin, the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA) will award a prize to the best paper delivered at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston by a graduate student or early career scholar (Ph.D. awarded 2014 or later).

The prize winner will receive $250 and intensive mentorship with experienced scholars for expanding and developing the paper for submission to the Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association V.3 (2019).

Interested scholars should submit a revised and refined draft of the paper which they read at the 2018 Annual Meeting; this draft should be suitable as a journal submission and be no longer than fifteen double-spaced pages (or 3750 words). Submissions should be sent to by January 5, 2019.  The prize winner will be announced by February 1, 2019. The winner should then be prepared to submit a fully revised version of the winning article by April 1, 2019. Publication of the final version is contingent upon review by the award committee and editorial staff of JIQSA.

Andrew Rippin was the inaugural president of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (2014).  He is remembered as “an esteemed colleague, revered mentor, and scholarly inspiration to many members of the IQSA community.”

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