The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites applications for the newly endowed CHASS Australia Prizes.

These four prizes are designed to honour distinguished achievement by Australian academics, practitioners, philanthropists and policy makers in HASS (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) areas.

The CHASS Australia Prizes, which are widely publicised, are intended to draw international attention to Australia’s achievements in HASS research, practice and policy. Winners will be announced at the annual CHASS National Forum Dinner, which will be held at Parliament House, Melbourne on 8 October 2014.

CHASS Australia Prize for a Book in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($3500)

The prize will be awarded to the author whose book, in the opinion of the judges, contributes most to Australian cultural and intellectual life.

CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts and  Social Sciences ($3500)

This prize is for a performance, exhibition, project or policy development in any HASS field.

CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences  ($2000)

This prize will be awarded for a future leader in any aspect of the humanities, arts or social Sciences.

CHASS Australia Prize for a Student in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($500 Co-Op Bo okshop Voucher)

This prize is for a student project, performance, exhibition or thesis that best exemplifies the contribution of HASS areas to our understanding of ourselves and our nation.

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Final date for submission of applications: 30 June 2014. 

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