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.
Applications close on 31 May.
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.
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).