Albabtain Global Prize for Historical and Cultural Studies in Andalusia
The "Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain International Prize for Historical and Cultural Studies in Andalusia" is organized to recognize the best research that explores one or more aspects related to the history and Islamic culture in Andalusia.
Given the ongoing interest in Andalusian cultural heritage, across its various artistic, literary, and scientific fields, the "Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation" offers a prize amounting to $30,000 (thirty thousand US dollars) under the title of the "Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain International Prize for Historical and Cultural Studies in Andalusia" for the best research that addresses one or more aspects related to the history and Islamic culture in Andalusia.
Winners of the prize thus far (from 2009 to 2012) include the Spanish researcher Dr. Ana Arsuaga for her research titled "The Islamic Presence in the City of Abila from the 11th to the 16th Century." Additionally, the Spanish researcher Dr. José Ramírez del Río won the prize for his research titled "The Deserts of the City of Astajah in Al-Andalus: The Badiyat Astajah and its Surrounding Regions." In addition to the prize, the foundation prints the winning research in books in both Arabic and English for the benefit of the awardees.