Ernest Scott Prize

Opens
14th Nov 2016
Closes
30th Dec 2016
Enrolment status
Other
University Trust Record

UTR6.61

Other

2016 WINNER : Congratulations to Professor Stuart Macintyre, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (NewSouth Publishing, 2015)

Study Area
History

About

Emily Scott founded this prize to perpetuate the memory of her husband Emeritus Professor Sir Ernest Scott Knight Bachelor. Ernest Scott was professor of History at the University was for 23 years. The prize commemorates his interest in the development of Australian historical studies.

Ernest Scott was professor of History from 1913 to 1936. Born outside wedlock, raised by his grandparents and enjoying no higher education, he worked as a journalist for twenty years. As a young Fabian and Theosophist, he married the daughter of Annie Besant and migrated to Melbourne in 1892. His books on Australian exploration history made Scott into a professional among amateurs and antiquarians. He inspired his students to do archival research and to ask critical questions of popular historical mythologies. A generation of young Australians learned about the country's past from his notable Short History of Australia (1916).

List of winners - 1952 onwards, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

SHORTLISTED: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Benefits

$13,000

Eligibility

Specifically for published research on history of Australia/New Zealand.
MUST BE ORIGINAL WORK. EDITED OR REPUBLISHED WORKS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
Applicants are normally resident in Australia or New Zealand or the respective external territories.

Conditions

Work must:

  • Be based upon original research, which is, in the opinion of the judges, the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation
  • Have been published during the calendar year prior to the first day of January of the year in which it is to be awarded
  • Be entered by publishers. Authors are advised to request their publishers to enter their books on their behalf if they wish to enter
  • Winners are required to attend the official awarding on Tuesday 26 April, 2016 at the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture (University of Melbourne) to receive their award

  • *Winners will also be required to present the 'Ernest Scott Lecture' in October 2016 (date TBC) at The University of Melbourne

Recipients are required to:

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

Outcome

Shortlisted entries will be announced mid-March 2016.

The official announcement of the winner will be Tuesday 26 April 2016 after the Kathleen Fitzpatrick lecture.

Application process

  1. Please complete and submit application form
  2. Mail a copy of the book to each of the judges (2). The postal addresses for the judges will be supplied via email alert after the online entry form has been successfully submitted
  3. Attach a cover page to each book stating:
    • Publisher, publisher contact name, position, email address, contact phone number
    • Book details, Author, date published, ISBN number
    • Books submitted will not be returned.

    2016  JUDGES:  Professor Giselle Byrnes (Massey University, NZ) and Professor Nicholas Brown (Australian National University, ACT)

Apply

Enquiries

Email artsprizes-info@unimelb.edu.au

Disclaimer

The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.