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Deadline for Stanner Award entries approaching

The deadline at the end of February for submissions for the 2023 Stanner Award is fast approaching and potential entrants are encouraged to finalise their entries over the coming weeks.

Sponsored by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the biennial award is open to all Indigenous authors of academic research.

It provides an important avenue for First Nations scholars to examine and write about their peoples and cultures through their own eyes.

The author of the winning submission will receive $5000 in prize money, mentoring and editorial support to turn their manuscript into a publication, and an inscribed glass sculpture.

Aboriginal Studies Press, the award-winning publishing arm of AIATSIS, will consider all entries for publication. 
The Stanner Award was established in 1985 as part of the commitment by AIATSIS to facilitate and publish high-quality research in Australian Indigenous studies.

Named in honour of the late Emeritus Professor W.E.H. (Bill) Stanner, the award recognises the eminent anthropologist’s life and work and his significant contribution to establishing the institute.

Winners of the Stanner Award over the past decade have covered a wide range of topics – the interpretation of Indigenous health data; the impact of everyday racism in the Australian Public Service; ecological knowledge among young people in Central Australia; Indigenous water rights; the complexities of modern First Nations identity; human rights for First Nations children.

Entries for the 2023 Stanner Award will close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on 28 February 2023.

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Last updated: 16 December 2022