A F Davies Prize

This prize, worth $250, is awarded to the best research paper in the disciplines of Political Science and Sociology accepted by refereed journals in the last 12 months.

Applications open

23 Sep 2019

Applications close

18 Nov 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $250

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded

1

  • Louise Olliff
    "I recently graduated from my doctorate and the article that I was awarded this prize for was the first peer-reviewed journal article that I ever submitted. It is the first of what I hope to be a number of written pieces that will disseminate the findings of my research into refugee diaspora humanitarianism. This Prize has given me encouragement to pursue this goal."
    - Louise Olliff
  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a graduate research student in political science or sociology and enrolled in a PhD or research masters in the year that your article is submitted to a refereed journal
    • submit an article that has been accepted by a refereed journal within the past 12 months (up to the closing date of the award)

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept award online within 21 days
    • Write a letter of appreciation to their donor/committee (Upon acceptance)

    Selection criteria

    The Committee will determine whether a paper can be classified within the disciplines of Political Science or Sociology and if a student is eligible for the award. Their decision in this matter is not subject to appeal. The Committee may determine not to award the prize in a given year.

    The scholarship is available initially for one year but extension of scholarship for a further period may be considered.

  • Application process

    Apply online, including the following supporting documents:

    • Copy of research paper/article submitted
    • Academic transcript/statements of all tertiary education to date
    • Refereed journal – evidence of acceptance and referees reports

    Submit a scholarship application now

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Professor Alan Davies

    Professor Davies' work spans the disciplines of Political Science and Sociology, playing a key role in their development in Australia.

    As Chair and Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, his work had a major influence on Australian political science, through a contribution ranging from pioneering political psychology to the study of local government, in particular through works exploring political passion, politics as work and the Australian political system.

    His work featured prominently in teaching programs in political science in universities throughout Australia, and played a key role in the constitution of the discipline of Sociology in Australia, in particular his research and writing on class and political sociology.

    Professor Davies played a pivotal role in a number of texts that lay the foundations for the development of Australian sociology from the 1970s.

What are the benefits?

$250

enquiries

artsprizes-info@unimelb.edu.au

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