BSA Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness 2018

Only four weeks left to nominate a book for the 2018 BSA Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book of the Year Prize.  Nominations must be received in the BSA office by Friday, 25 May 2018.

For more information on the nomination process, please visit the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Prize page or contact Claire Simmons, Membership Development Officer.  We look forward to receiving your nominations.

The criteria for eligibility are as follows:

  • The prize shall be awarded annually each September at the MedSoc to the author(s) or editor(s) of the book making the most significant contribution to medical sociology/sociology of health and illness and having been published over the three years proceeding 1st January of the year in which the award is made, e.g. January 2015 to December 2017 for the 2018 prize.
  • The prize shall be called the ‘BSA Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize’. The author(s) / editor(s) shall receive the sum of £1,000 (to be shared amongst the co-authors, etc, on an equal basis). The publishers of the book will be encouraged to publicise the book as a winner of this prize.
  • Nominators must not be involved with authorship, editorship or publication of the nominated book.
  • Each individual can nominate one book only.
  • The completed nomination form plus four copies of the book must be forwarded to the BSA office in Durham before the deadline as stated on the nomination form.
  • There are no restrictions as to the nationality of authors, editors or publishers, or of the topic covered, but the book must be written in English.
  • Nominations should be accompanied by a short piece (100-500 words maximum) giving the reasons why the book has been nominated.

Following the nomination process the MedSoc Committee shall:

  • Be responsible for drawing up a shortlist of a maximum of five books and details of this will be published in due course.
  • Ensure the winning title is published in Medical Sociology online (Mso).