The CASS Humanities & Creative Arts ANU Press Editorial Board is offering a prize valued at $2,000 for the best completed and passed PhD thesis submitted to it for publication. No money will be paid to the successful winner.
The prize money will be used to meet expenses associated with having the manuscript professionally copy edited. The author is expected to prepare their own index.
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 2011. (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 which 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 1 June 2015. A decision will be made by 30 June 2015. The prize-winner will be expected to have completed revisions to the thesis by 31 December 2015. Publication form: The manuscript will be published free in electronic form but it will also be available as a print-on-demand hard copy at a little above production cost.
Nominations should be sent to Christine Huber, HCA ANU Press
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