Monday, 6 April 2009

Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship

The Society of Biblical Literature announces the Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship. The purpose of this Scholarship is to "stimulate the finest and most penetrating work in New Testament Studies."

An award of US$1,000 will be given to an SBL member who, in the judgement of the award committee, "submits a paper of publishable quality in New Testament Scholarship; delivers the paper for discussion at an SBL national or international meeting; and demonstrates excellence in New Testament research and teaching."

For details on eligibility and submission requirements, please click here.

12 comments:

Brandon said...

Sweet! But it will be another decade before I'm eligible, which is okay for me since nothing I write is all that groundbreaking anyways. ;-)

Paul Long said...

so are you dreaming about winning the thousand? :-)

Sze Zeng said...

Work hard, KY! Who knows you are the first one to receive this award.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Brandon,
It might be another decade for you - but I guess it will be two for me, with the limited resources we currently have.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Paul,
Nope - I won't even dream of it - not with my current workload, the limited resources, and not knowing when I would be able to have my sabbatical... :-)

Kar Yong said...

Hi Sze Zeng,
haha...I won't even dream of it la....Anyway, nothing I write is all that groundbreaking.....

And I don't even qualify to be nominated - I have less than 5 years of experience after my PhD.. :-0

davinci said...

KY can try submit your current papers to them...

quality of paper that count, not how many years of phd ....hehe..

FF bruce, Karl Barth, got no Phd anyway..

but I heard, stephen Tong got phd..hehe

Kar Yong said...

Davinci,
I know the quality of my papers - they are nowhere near being groundbreaking :-)

Sze Zeng said...

KY,

I think to produce a ground-breaking paper, you need some sufficient grant, and might need to spend about 3 months or more at TTC's library! :)

If God willing you meet generous donor(s), and good colleagues who will relieve your teaching tasks.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Sze Zeng,

Hmmmm...I wonder about the probability of that happening in the near future....

I think I should return to my name-it-claim-it days... :-)

Alex Tang said...

If you write a lot, sacrifice a lot of trees and then drop it all on the floor, maybe it will be ground breaking :)

When is your new book ready.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Alex,

And the book must be a real heavyweight for it to be groundbreaking when it drops on the floor!

You mean the book I was working on in Singapore? Realistically, it would be 2010. Need the year end 2-month vacation of 2009 to finish off everything. What to do - no sabbatical......