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PETER B. CLARKE Memorial Essay Prize 2022: Call for Essay Submissions 

The BSA (British Sociological Association) Sociology of Religion Study Group (Socrel) invites essay submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on any aspect of contemporary religion addressed from a sociological perspective. 

Final Deadline: 29 May 2022

The Winner of the Essay Prize will receive:

  •  a Full Pass for the Socrel Annual Conference – to be taken up by reimbursing fees for the 2022 Annual Virtual Conference or applying the prize to the following year’s event
  • a cheque for £100 (sponsored by Taylor & Francis)
  • a £50 voucher for books from Taylor & Francis (sponsored by Routledge)
  • a year’s subscription to the Journal of Contemporary Religion
  • an opportunity to get published in the Journal of Contemporary Religion (the winning essay is subject to JCR’s normal peer review process)

Submission Details

  • The essay should be between 6000 and 7000 words, including footnotes and bibliography, and must not be available in print/electronic format or submitted for publication elsewhere
  • The essay should be written in English and submitted as a single MS Word document attachment, including bibliography and cover sheet. Please number your pages
  • Submitting author(s) must follow the JCR style guide
  • The winning essay must be submitted to JCR no later than October 6, 2022 (late submissions are not accepted).
  • Submitting authors (including all co-authors, if any) must be postgraduates or early career researchers (PhD awarded within the previous three years) and be/become members of Socrel to enter.
  • Application form and details are available from the Socrel website:
  • Electronic submissions with cover sheet downloaded from the Study Group website should be sent to Dr Isabella Kasselstrand: