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Best South Asia Thesis Award 2023/2024

Since 2022, the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) has awarded an annual Best South Asia Thesis Award for an excellent Bachelor or Master thesis in the humanities or social sciences (broadly conceived), which has been submitted and defended by a student at Lund University.

Award criteria

The prize will be awarded for a thesis that has received the highest marks (A, B or VG) during the ongoing academic year (2023-2024) at Lund University. The topic of the thesis must be connected to at least one of the South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka).

Students, supervisors, examiners, and Heads of Departments may nominate the thesis. Self-nominations are also accepted.
The winning thesis will be selected by a jury appointed by SASNET. The prize, which consists of a diploma and 5000 SEK, will be awarded at the SASNET annual symposium in September 2024.

Submission and deadline

  • The thesis as a PDF
  • A transcript of records from Ladok
  • Name of the programme or course that the student is or has been studying
  • Name, e-mail, and phone number of a teacher (i.e. an examiner or supervisor) who supports the nomination of the thesis

The application period is closed. A new application deadline will be announced in early 2024.

Do you have questions?

Please contact:

sasnet [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se