A summary response to the set question, which can be up to 3,000 words in length. Should you win the Prize, you will be required to develop this summary into a short book of between 25,000 and 40,000 words. The summary should cover the main arguments your proposed book will make, the previous research or ideas on which it draws and the key conclusions it will reach.
An outline structure of this short book, including provisional chapter headings. This will demonstrate your thinking as to how your response can be worked up into a complete book and how you would develop your arguments, should you be successful. It is an opportunity to prove that there is enough depth to your arguments to provide content for an entire book.
A justification of your ability to complete the book in the time given (approx. nine months). This will outline your previous experience in communicating effectively about ideas, and a commitment from you that your responsibilities will allow the book to be completed in the nine month period. Where applicable this should include confirmation of support from your institution(s) or employer(s) that sabbatical time has been approved.
All files must be submitted as Word documents (.doc, .docx) or in open document format.
At the end of the submissions process, you will receive an email confirming that we have successfully received your application. If you do not receive an email within five days, please contact us.
The deadline for submissions is midnight on Tuesday 31 January and late submissions will not be accepted. The Nine Dots Prize cannot be held responsible for applicants missing the deadline because of technical problems when uploading documents to the site.
If you have any questions about the submissions process, please contact the Prize at email@example.com.