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Thesis & Article Prizes

Each year the AAS awards prizes for the best Honours or Masters thesis, the best PhD thesis, and the best scholarly article published in an Australian journal. Nominations for thesis prizes can only be made by AAS Institutional Representatives from across Australian universities. Nominations for the article prize are invited from the editor(s) of the five eligible journals. Winners receive a written certificate, a monetary prize, and registration for that year’s conference.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The AAS Postdoctoral Fellowship consists of an honorarium of AUD$4,000, awarded to a PhD graduate to assist in the development of work for publication. The honorarium is intended to support the writing up of research already conducted. It is not intended to support fieldwork or conference attendance.

Engaged Anthropology Fund

The AAS Engaged Anthropology Fund is designed to support innovative projects that will increase the visibility, impact and relevance of anthropology for the general public. The Fund consists of AUD$5,000, out of which the Society will award smaller grants for individual projects through two funding rounds annually.

Behrouz Boochani Award

The Behrouz Boochani Award recognizes and celebrates exceptional work that contributes to public and critical understandings of Australian society in the spirit of the discipline of anthropology. It is an occasional award of the AAS and includes a prize of AU$1,000.