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Stanner Award entries are closing soon!

The submission deadline for the 2023 Stanner Award is fast approaching, and potential entrants are encouraged to finalise their entries for submission before 5.00 pm (AEDT) on 28 February 2023.

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

The Stanner Award recognises and rewards Indigenous excellence across all fields of academia. 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.

The winning author will receive an inscribed glass sculpture by award-winning Arrernte artist Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, $5000 in prize money, mentoring and editorial support to turn their manuscript into a publication.

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.

A reminder: entries for the 2023 Stanner Award will close at 5.00 pm (AEDT) on 28 February 2023.

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Last updated: 01 February 2023