Day: July 12, 2023

The Singapore Prize and the Harvard Prize Book Award

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Located in the heart of Asia, Singapore offers many opportunities to pursue your PhD studies and expand your global network. You can also take advantage of its vibrant economy and world-class research facilities to grow your career. The PhD programme is fully funded and you will receive a living stipend plus your University and College fees. It is a great opportunity to enhance your research capabilities and gain valuable work experience, as well as develop lifelong friendships with fellow students and academics from all over the world.

A global environmental prize founded by Britain’s Prince William will hold its awards ceremony in Singapore on November 7, organisers have announced. The Earthshot Prize recognises entrepreneurs who are developing technology to tackle climate change and help protect the planet. Five winners will each receive up to PS1 million ($1.67 million) to accelerate and scale their solutions. The awards will be hosted in partnership with Standard Chartered, a Founding Partner of the prize. The awards ceremony will feature performances by world-renowned artists and musicians.

The NUS Singapore History Prize is open to book-length works in English (written or translated) that address any aspect of Singapore’s history, broadly understood to include pre 1819. The NUS Singapore History Prize seeks to encourage engagement with Singapore’s history and to make the complexities and nuances of this unique history more accessible to non-academic audiences. It also aims to cast a wide net in terms of what constitutes a “work on history”, in order to encourage a broad range of creative work that addresses historic themes.

Applicants can apply for the scholarship through an online application form on the university website. They are advised to submit their applications by 30 September. The selection panel will consist of academics from SUSS and other Autonomous Universities, distinguished writers and critics, as well as publishers.

In addition to the main scholarship, the Harvard Prize Book Award offers a number of smaller prizes for books published in Singapore that show an outstanding literary merit and are of interest to a wider audience. This year, the prize also recognises the best contributions to local culture and society from Singaporeans in the form of a writing or art competition.

The prestigious prize was first awarded in 1992, and since then has been presented in four languages. This year, the organisers of the prize have chosen the theme of resonance to highlight the importance of literature and its ability to trigger emotions and memories.

Whether it is through the legacy of their fathers or their own family stories, each of the shortlisted authors embodies the spirit of Singapore in their different ways. Each of them has written a story that captures the essence of Singapore and has touched the lives of many people around the world. The shortlist includes Clara Chow, who is the first writer in the program’s history to be shortlisted in three categories and two languages. It is a remarkable achievement that she has achieved, and one that the judges applaud.