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Professor emeritus in the Sociology of Religion Anders Bäckström (Uppsala University) has founded a fund to support research on diaconia, Christian social practice, welfare and religion, and in particular young researchers in this field. The Anders Bäckström Fund is placed at Diakonhjemmet foundation in Oslo/Norway. The board of the Anders Bäckström Fund announces this year for the first time an award for an excellent master thesis in the field of diaconal studies and welfare and religion. This prize, the Anders Bäckström Prize, will be awarded for the second time during the conference of the International Society for the Research and Study of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice (ReDi) on 16.-18th September 2020 in Oslo/Norway.

To find out more about the prize and how to apply, please check out the CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.