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Early Career Book Prize

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Early Career Book Prize in Asian Studies. This is a new prize that is being offered in response to our members’ feedback and is intended to recognize the outstanding work of early career scholars.
The winner of the prize will receive $1,000. There may be an honorable mention for the runner up.
Criteria
• The book must have been published in 2018-2019.
• The book must be a monograph and must deal primarily with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia.
• The book must be in the humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined.
• The prize will be awarded to a scholar’s first book, or to a later book published by an early career scholar, which is defined as up to five years post-PhD, with allowance for career interruptions according to ARC funding rules. The book must be sole-authored
• Authors must have had an association with an Australian university at the time of writing and/or publication of the book (for example, the book was based on a PhD submitted at an Australian university, the author is associated with an Australian university in a staff, casual or adjunct position, or in the form of a visiting fellowship etc.)

Mid-career Book Prize

The ASAA is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Mid-Career Book Prize in Asian Studies. This is a new prize in response to our members’ feedback and is designed to recognize the outstanding work of mid career scholars.
The winner of the prize will receive $1,000. There may be an honorable mention for the runner up.
Criteria
• The book must have been published in 2018-2019.
• The book must be a monograph and must deal primarily with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia.
• The book must be in the humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined.
• The Mid-career Prize for Asian Studies will be awarded to a second or third book written by an author who is employed below level E (full professor) at an Australian university or who is otherwise formally affiliated to an Australian university (for example, in a casual or adjunct position, or in the form of a visiting fellowship) for at least three of the last five years. Eligibility is judged at time of publication.

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