2019 CASS PhD Publishing Prize

28 February 2019

2019 prize to assist with publication of a CASS PhD thesis

The CASS Humanities & Creative Arts ANU Press Editorial Board is offering a prize valued at $2,500 for the best completed and passed PhD thesis submitted in CASS since 2015. The prize money will be used to meet expenses associated with having the manuscript professionally copyedited prior to publication through ANU Press, and will be paid directly to the copyeditor (no money will be paid to the prizewinner).

ANU Press is a globally recognised leader in open-access academic publishing. The Press produces fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wide range of subject areas, with a special focus on Australian and international policy, Indigenous studies and the Asia–Pacific region.

The following books are from previous prize winners:

  • Stephen Wilks, Now is the Psychological Moment: Earle Page and the Imaging of Australia (in press)
  • Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak, How Local Art Made Australia’s National Capital (in press)
  • Kylie Carman-Brown, Following the Water (in press)
  • Peter Skippington, Harnessing the Bohemian (2016)
  • Anita Strezova, Hesychasm and Art (2014)
  • Jennifer Power, Movement, Knowledge, Emotion (2011)
  • Christina Parolin, Radical Spaces (2010).

Eligibility: Any PhD thesis from a postgraduate student registered with an academic location within the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) that has been passed since 1 January 2015. (Theses completed within other Colleges are not eligible.)

Nomination for the prize: Nominations will be through the Head of the relevant academic location within CASS. Each location may nominate up to two theses. The nomination should be accompanied by (a) the complete original examiners’ reports; (b) a one-page statement from the student responding to their examiners’ reports and outlining how they plan to convert the thesis into a book that would attract a wider readership; (c) a one-page statement from the Head of location in support of the nomination. There are no forms for the nomination.

Timeframe: The closing date for nominations is 15 April 2019. A decision will be made within four weeks. The prizewinner will be expected to have completed revisions to the thesis by 30 September 2019.

Publication form: The manuscript will be published free in electronic form and will also be available as a print-on-demand hard copy.

Nominations should be sent to Christine Huber, HCA ANU Press
E: Christine.Huber@anu.edu.au