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SBL Awards
SBL has offered awards in the past and some members have worked thru SBL to offer awards. Listed below are the current opportunities.
 

Society for Biblical Literature – De Gruyter Prize for Biblical Studies and Reception History

Description
In partnership with the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL), De Gruyter has established the “Prize for Biblical Studies and Reception History” to support biblical scholars at the early stages of their careers. De Gruyter will support this award with an annual cash prize of $1,500 for the best recent (last two calendar years) unpublished dissertation or first monograph in biblical studies, with special attention to submissions in the field of reception history, starting in 2014. Winning manuscripts will be published in appropriate De Gruyter book series or, if no appropriate series exists, as stand-alone titles.

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Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship

Description
The primary goal of the Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship is to stimulate the finest and most penetrating work in New Testament studies. In order to compete for the award a paper of publishable quality must be submitted. It must not have been previously published or accepted for publication; however, a paper may be submitted that is under review by a journal or other academic press if a decision to publish has not been reached at the time of submission. If the paper was delivered at an annual or international SBL meeting, it must exhibit significant revision, as demonstrated by submission of both the original draft and the revision. There is a $1,000 monetary award.

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David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship

Description
The primary goal of the David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship is to encourage the finest scholarship in biblical studies. In order to compete for the award a paper of publishable quality must be submitted. It must not have been previously published or accepted for publication; however, a paper may be submitted that is under review by a journal or other academic press if a decision to publish has not been reached at the time of submission. If the paper was delivered at an annual or international SBL meeting, it must exhibit significant revision, as demonstrated by submission of both the original draft and the revision. There is a $1,000 monetary award.

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Regional Scholars Awards

Description
The Regional Scholars' Program has been developed by the Society of Biblical Literature's Council of Regional Coordinators to recognize promising younger scholars in the field of biblical studies. Its objective is to encourage their intellectual development through a mentoring program and to provide practical assistance in securing a place to present their work at the Society's Annual Meeting.

Panel
The Regional Scholars Award Panel for 2011 consists of John Strong, Mignon Jacobs, Vicki Phillips, Mark Biddle, Mark Chancey and,  John Kutsko.

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SBL Travel Grants
 
The SBL Travel Grants offer opportunities to current SBLmembers to attend the Annual Meeting,participate in the program, enhance their professionaldevelopment, and build their network with fellowscholars. These grants help facilitate the work of ProgramUnits, the International Cooperation Initiative,Status of Women in the Profession Committee,Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in theProfession Committee, and other SBL Committees representingscholars in the field. These grants areintended to support underrepresented and underresourcedscholars. As such, preference will be givento women, ethnic/racial minorities, and members fromICI-qualifying countries. A key criterion is anapplicant’s demonstrable financial need.

Two of the four Travel Grants ($2,000.00 each) will beoffered to members whose proposals have beenaccepted by a Program Unit and have demonstrated that thework of the unit and the field will beenhanced by that member’s participation. The other twogrants ($1,000 each) will be given to memberswho have never attended an Annual Meeting. The Society willprovide lodging (one room, single orshared) for four nights and complimentary meetingregistration.

The Travel Grant Committee members are representatives from the International Cooperation Initiative,Status of Women in the Profession Committee,Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee:


Travel Grant Guidelines


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