The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Best South Asia Thesis Award 2023/2024

Since 2022, SASNET annualy grants a Lund University student the Best South Asia Thesis Award for an excellent Bachelor or Master thesis in the humanities or social sciences (broadly conceived).

Award criteria

The thesis must have been submitted and defended by a student at Lund University and received the highest marks (A, B or VG). It should be a thesis from the ongoing academic year (2023-2024), meaning it can be written in the Autumn semester of 2023 or you can nominate a coming thesis of the 2024 Spring semester (once it has been graded and defended at the University). 

The topic of the thesis must be connected to the region of South Asia and at least one of the following 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 prize, which consists of a diploma and 5 000 SEK, will be awarded at the SASNET annual symposium in October 2024.

Nomination requirements

  • 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

How to apply

Application deadline is 31 August 2024.

Send your application (or further questions) to: sasnet [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se (sasnet[at]sasnet[dot]lu[dot]se).

The winning thesis will be selected by a jury appointed by SASNET. 

Do you have further questions?

Please contact the SASNET Office:

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