2020 prizes for excellence in gender and sexuality research

Prizes are awarded annually to ANU students under the following categories:

  • Undergraduate Honours Thesis $500
  • Masters Thesis $500
  • PhD Thesis $1000
  • Journal article published in 2020 by an ANU graduate student $500

*Please note that for the Honours and Masters prizes, only theses that received at least 80% (HD/H1) can be considered.

Eligibility criteria

  • Quality in the specialist disciplines or field (as evinced in the examiners' reports)
  • Evidence of how far thesis was seen to advance broader feminist theory in studies of gender and/or sexuality

Assessment criteria

The following criteria will be taken into account in assessing the achievement of the two aims articulated above:

  1. Originality of argument in relation to extant literature
  2. Clarity in development of argument
  3. Critical use of evidence and textual materials
  4. Appropriate choice and use of methods
  5. Lucidity in writing
  6. Consistent, proper academic format of citation, bibliography as per the field

The work must have been completed and examined (or published) during 2020.

How to apply

To apply, applicants need to do the following:

  1. Download and complete the application form provided below
  2. Submit this form signed and scanned with the filename appended to include your initials, along with the required documents (listed below), using the online portal

Required documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A copy of the thesis/article
  • A supervisor's letter of support (including for Honours the numerical grades awarded by examiners, overall numerical grade for the honours year and final level of award, the percentage weight for the thesis, and how the candidate ranked in relation to the overall honours cohort in that year)
  • A copy of examiners' (or for an article referees') reports

When are applications due?

Opening date Thursday 17 December 2020
Closing date Thursday 18 February 2021

Conditions of award

Please direct all enquiries to admin.genderinstitute@anu.edu.au and cc. fiona.jenkins@anu.edu.au

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Date posted

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute