The Howard Brown Prize for Academic Excellence in First Year Human Geography ($500) – This prize is awarded for the overall highest mark achieved in First Year in Human Geography.
The Sally White Prize for Best Honours student in Anthropology ($150) – This prize is awarded to the student with the highest result in Anthropology Honours.
The Human Geography Honours Dissertation Prize – Awarded to the author of the highest scoring Honours thesis in Human Geography
Criminology Dissertation Prize – Awarded to the author of the highest scoring Honours thesis in Criminology
SoSS Honours Prize – awarded to the student with the highest overall Honours mark in the School of Social Sciences
Howard Brown Award for Best Environmental Essay in Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability ($500) – This prize is awarded to the student with the best environmental essay in Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability.
Oxfam-Monash Partnership Award for Research Impact ($500) – The award for the Oxfam-Monash Partnership Research Excellence is for the highest achieving student in the Research Project subject for the Master of International Development Practice.
The ANZSOC Monash Criminology Postgraduate Award – This is awarded to the most outstanding presentation of criminological research by a current postgraduate.
Past winners of the award
2011 Helena Menih, Griffith2012 Rosemary Cassidy, UWS2013 Mary Iliadis, Monash2014 Mellisa Jardine, Monash2015 Amin Allmardany, UNSW2016 Tess Barlett, Monash2017 Hayley Cullen, Sydney
Monash University Postgraduate Award Prize Rules & Regulations
1. Eligibility for the Award
To be eligible for the prize, an individual must meet the following criteria:
1.1 Be registered for the ANZSOC Postgraduate Conference
1.2 Give a presentation or poster at the Conference
1.3 Be enrolled in a Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy program at a recognised University
1.4 Not have submitted their Masters or Doctorate thesis for examination at the time of the conference
2.1.1 All those who register for the ANZSOC Postgraduate Conference are eligible to vote, regardless of eligibility for the award.
2.1.2 In the case of two or more presenters for one paper, they are eligible for the award as a group not as individuals and in the case of winning the award the prize will be distributed among them and their names will all be inscribed on the award with a notation to indicate a joint paper.
2.1.3 Any individual can only be eligible once for the prize in any year. In the case of a presenter giving both a paper and poster and/or giving more than one paper or poster at the Conference, the individual will be asked prior to finalisation of the Ballot to nominate the paper or poster they wish to be included in the vote. Similarly if the individual is presenting as an individual and a s a co-author they will be asked to nominate which paper is to be included. This may invalidate the eligibility of their co-author if the co-author is not also presenting more than one paper or poster presentation.
2.2.1 The voting system is a points-based system, with a vote of 3, 2, and 1 point to be distributed by each eligible voter to their top three presentations (oral or poster) for the day
2.2.2 The voting will be conducted at the conclusion of the presentations and will be coordinated by the ANZSOC Postgraduate Conference Committee team
2.3 Invalid votes
2.3.1 The vote will be invalid if the voter uses the same number more than once and/or casts a vote for more than three people.
2.4.1 The person with the most points wins the award. In the case of a tie of two people, both will receive the award. In the case of more than two people with the same number of points the ANZSOC Postgraduate committee and participating academics who have attended the conference for the day will cast their vote to determine a winner.
3. Prize & announcement
3.1 The prize includes a $250 cheque and a certificate.
3.2 In the case of two winners, both will receive the cash prize and a certificate.
3.3 The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the ANZSOC postgraduate Conference. It will also be announced at the ANZSOC Conference Dinner later in the conference week. The winner will also be published in the ANZSOC newsletter.