The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Endowed Fund at Brandeis University supports this annual award.
The award includes a cash prize of $25,000 and a medal. The prize and medal are presented at a ceremony that includes a reception and a public lecture by the recipient on the Brandeis University campus in Waltham, Mass. Recipients of the Joseph B.and Toby Gittler Prize will have produced a body of published work that reflects scholarly excellence and a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations anywhere in the world. Recipients need not be American citizens or reside in the United States.
To be considered for the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, candidates must be formally nominated. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations must be submitted in writing or by using the online nomination form; they should not exceed 1,000 words.
The nomination should include:
- the nominator’s name, current affiliation and contact information
- the candidate’s name, current affiliation and contact information
- an explanation of the rationale for the candidate’s selection
- a list of the candidate’s most important scholarly works relevant to consideration for the prize
- a biographical statement or curriculum vitae may be included but is not required
Nominations must be received by April 1 for candidates to be considered for an award to be conferred in the academic year immediately following.