Early Career and Mid-Career Book Prizes

Early Career and Mid-Career Book Prizes

Early Career and Mid-Career Book Prizes

Nominations are now open for the 2020-2021 Early and Mid-Career Book Prizes. Please see below for criteria and submission information.

Early Career Book Prize

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is proud to award a biennial Early Career Book Prize in Asian Studies, which recognises the outstanding work of early career scholars.

The winner of the prize will receive $1,000. There may be an honorable mention for the runner up.

Criteria

  • The book must have been published in 2020-2021.
  • The book must be a monograph and must deal primarily with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia.
  • The book must be in the humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined.
  • The prize will be awarded to a scholar’s first book, or to a later book published by an early career scholar, which is defined as up to five years post-PhD, with allowance for career interruptions according to ARC funding rules. The book must be sole-authored
  • Authors must have had an association with an Australian university at the time of writing and/or publication of the book (for example, the book was based on a PhD submitted at an Australian university, the author is associated with an Australian university in a staff, casual or adjunct position, or in the form of a visiting fellowship etc.)

Mid-career Book Prize

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is proud to award a biennial Mid-Career Book Prize in Asian Studies, which recognises the outstanding work of mid career scholars.

The winner of the prize will receive $1,000. There may be an honorable mention for the runner up.

Criteria

  • The book must have been published in 2020-2021.
  • The book must be a monograph and must deal primarily with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia.
  • The book must be in the humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined.
  • The Mid-career Prize for Asian Studies will be awarded to a second or third book written by an author who is employed below level E (full professor) at an Australian university or who is otherwise formally affiliated to an Australian university (for example, in a casual or adjunct position, or in the form of a visiting fellowship) for at least three of the last five years. Eligibility is judged at time of publication.

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