Closing 31 May 2020

John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies

The first prize, known as the John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies, consists of a cash award of $2,000. The writer of the selected thesis will also receive a certificate and priority consideration for publication in one of the ASAA monograph series.

A prize of $1,000 may be awarded to a second outstanding thesis.

Criteria

The thesis must have been conferred by an Australian university in 2019.

The thesis must deal wholly with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia.

The thesis must be in humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined.

Judging Panel.

In 2020, the prize will be judged by a three-person panel consisting Prof. Garry Rodan (Murdoch), Prof. Kirin Narayan (ANU) and Prof. Antonia Finnane (Unimelb).

2020 John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies

Applications for the prize can be made through this form

  • Submission details

  • 1. Title of thesis
  • 2. Author’s name:










  • 3. Author’s email address:
  • 4. University awarding the degree:
  • 5. Was this degree awarded in 2019?


  • 6. Name of first nominator:










  • 7. Email address of first nominator:
  • 8. Is the first nominator is a member of the ASAA in good standing?
    * Please note ASAA will check against our membership records

  • 9. Name of second nominator:










  • 10. Email address of second nominator:
  • 11. Confirmation second nominator is a member of the ASAA in good standing?
    * Please note ASAA will check against our membership records.

  • Upload supporting documents

  • 1. Upload PDF of thesis here:
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    Accepted file types: pdf.

  • 2. Upload letters by nominators explaining the merits of the thesis and the reasons for nominating it (max 2 pages, 12 point font).
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  • 3. Upload all examiners’ reports (with names of examiners deleted), unless an institution’s rule expressly forbids such use of examiners’ reports. In the latter case, a more elaborate statement of the merits of the thesis is acceptable.
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    Accepted file types: pdf.

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