The details below are for the prize awarded in 2019 for a thesis completed in 2018. Details for the award in 2020 for a 2019 thesis will be available closer to the time.

 

Closing 31 May 2019

John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies

I am writing to bring your attention to the annual prize for the outstanding doctoral thesis submitted to an Australian university on a topic wholly concerned with Asia or with Australia’s relations with Asia.

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 2018.
  • 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.
  • Nominations must be made by TWO ASAA members.
  • An ASAA member may make only one nomination.

Nomination Requirements

The required documents must be sent electronically as one package to the three members of the Judging Committee:

Professor Assa Doron: assa.doron@anu.edu.au

Professor Anne McLaren: a.mclaren@unimelb.edu.au

Professor Michele Ford: michele.ford@sydney.edu.au

The package must include:

  • the nomination form signed by two ASAA members.
  • a copy of the thesis in electronic form.
  • a letter setting out the merits of the thesis and the reasons for nominating it (maximum of 1000 words).
  • 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 thesis’ merits is acceptable.

Nominations close 31 May 2019

Best regards

Professor Edward Aspinall
President, ASAA
Australian National University

 

John Legge Prize for Best Thesis in Asian Studies

Nomination form

Name:

Institution awarding degree:

Date of award:

Title of thesis:

Names of Nominators:

1

2

The nomination form, together with a letter setting out the merits of the thesis, a copy of the thesis and examiners’ reports should be forwarded electronically to the three members of the judging committee:

Professor Assa Doron: assa.doron@anu.edu.au

Professor Anne McLaren: a.mclaren@unimelb.edu.au

Professor Michele Ford: michele.ford@sydney.edu.au

Nominations close 31 May 2019