In recognition of his many contributions to the study of Classical Arabic Grammar and Phonology, as well as his over forty-seven years of service to Indiana University, the Islamic Studies Program is proud to announce the 2011 Salman Alani Award competition for best graduate essay on topics in Classical Arabic
MA and PhD students in any department are eligible for the $500 award. Essays must be carefully researched, formatted, written, and must focus on Classical Arabic-Islamic texts, with priority given to analyses of Classical Arabic works on grammar and phonology. To be eligible, the essay must be at least 5000 words. Students must be currently enrolled at Indiana University at the time the paper is written and at the time the award is granted. Students may only submit one essay per competition and must include an accompanying letter of endorsement from an IU faculty member who can attest to the paper’s strength of research and potential contribution to the study of Classical Arabic-Islamic texts.
Submission Deadline May 16th, 2011
The Salman Alani Award winner will be announced by June 15th, 2011 and will be officially awarded at the Islamic Studies Program Fall Reception in September, 2011.