Applications have now opened for the Australian Historical Association’s (AHA) awards and prizes for 2017-18. The AHA offers four biennial and two annual prizes, which range from awards for postgraduates and support for early career research projects through to a biography award and first book award.

These include:

  • The Magarey Medal for Biography, awarded biennially to the female person who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject. The Magarey Medal will be awarded next in July 2018 for a book published in 2016 or 2017. Applications close 31 January 2018.
  • The Kay Daniels Award, a biennial prize recognising outstanding original research with a bearing on Australian convict history and heritage including in its international context. The next Kay Daniels Award will be made in July 2018. Applications close 31 January 2018.
  • The W.K. Hancock Prize, a biennial prize that recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has recently published a first scholarly book in any field of history. The next W.K. Hancock prize will be made in July 2018 for a work published in 2016 or 2017. Applications close on 31 January 2018.
  • The Serle Award, a biennial prize given to the best postgraduate thesis in Australian history. The next Serle Award will be made in July 2018 for a thesis passed in the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017. Applications close 31 January 2018.
  • The Allan Martin Award, a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. The next Allan Martin Award will be made in July 2018. Applications close 1 December 2017. 
  • The Jill Roe Prize, awarded annually for the best unpublished article-length work of historical research in any area of historical enquiry produced by a postgraduate student. The next Jill Roe Prize will be awarded in July 2018. Applications close 31 March 2018.

You can find out more about each award and prize, along with relevant application forms, on the AHA website, or at the link below.

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