- Purnima Dhavan, University of Washington (Chair)
- Rachel McDermott, Barnard College, Columbia University
- Anne Murphy, University of British Columbia
- Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, James Madison University
- Sara Beth Shneiderman, University of British Columbia
- Catherine Becker, University of Illinois, Chicago
- Mona Bhan, DePauw University
- Elora Shehabuddin, Rice University
- Megan Adamson Sijapati, Gettysburg College
- The Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize, which honors the author of the best English-language work in South Asian studies.
- The A.K. Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation, which recognizes and encourages translations from South Asian languages into English.
- The Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize for first books on South Asia.
SAC Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper
The South Asia Council awards a prize for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the Annual Conference.