Nominations for the 2021 John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies are now open.

2021 Round: Due 30 April 2021

Criteria

The thesis must have been conferred by an Australian university in 2020.

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

Those who wish to be considered for the prize should fill out the John Legge Prize form (below) and submit a nomination letter prepared by two current ASAA members outlining the merits of the thesis (maximum of two pages), a copy of the thesis and thesis examination reports (where possible) to the ASAA John Legge prize page by April 30, 2021.

The Prize

The first prize 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.

Judges for 2021:

Associate Professor Michael Barr (Flinders University)

Professor Devleena Ghosh (University of Technology Sydney)

Professor Anne McLaren (The University of Melbourne)

 

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 2020?


  • 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?
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  • Upload supporting documents

  • 1. Upload PDF of thesis here:
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  • 2. Upload letter by nominators explaining the merits of the thesis and the reasons for nominating it (max. 2 pages per letter, 12 point font). Max. file size 8MB.
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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. Max. file size 8MB.
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