Awards and Prizes

The AHA administers a range of prizes and awards annually and biennially.

The Association is also proud of their partnership with the National Archives of Australia to offer scholarships to postgraduate students, and the Copyright Agency to offer postgraduate bursaries associated with our annual conference and an ECR mentorship scheme.

Allan Martin Award

The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history. The Award commemorates the contribution to Australian History of A. W.

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Ann Curthoys Prize

The Ann Curthoys Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD conferral) in any one or combination of the

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Ernest Scott Prize

Please note that this prize is administered by the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne. The Ernest Scott Prize for History is awarded annually to the book judged to be

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Jill Roe Prize

The Jill Roe Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished article-length work  of historical research in any area of historical enquiry produced by a postgraduate student. The Prize honours

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Kay Daniels Award

The Kay Daniels Award is a biennial prize recognising outstanding original research with a bearing on Australian convict history and heritage including in its international context. In accordance with Kay

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Magarey Medal for Biography

The Magarey Medal for Biography is awarded biennially to the female person who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject. The Magarey

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Marian Quartly Prize

The Marian Quartly Prize (previously the Taylor and Francis prize) is awarded to the best article published in History Australia in the last calendar year, as judged by the incumbent

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NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarships

National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. For example, scholars may be based in one city and

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Other awards, prizes and fellowships

Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowships Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award Ernest Scott Prize History Council of South Australia Awards Isaanz Postgraduate Essay Prize in Irish Studies

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Serle Award

The Serle Award is given to the best postgraduate thesis in Australian history. The Award is a biennial prize to commemorate the contribution to Australian History of Dr Geoffrey Serle

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W.K. Hancock Prize

The biennial W.K. Hancock Prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has recently published a first scholarly book in any field of history. The W.K. Hancock Prize was instituted

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