22 June 2007

The Jean Martin Award - For Excellence in Scholarship in the Field of Sociology (Closing Date: 30 June, 2007)

The Jean Martin Award recognises excellence in scholarship in the field of Sociology and aims to assist with establishing the career of a recent PhD graduate.

The Closing Date is 30 June, 2007

About the Award
This Award, which was given for the first time in 1980, is granted to the best PhD thesis in social science disciplines from an Australian tertiary institution submitted to the Award Committee. Theses may be on theoretical as well as empirical topics. Excellence in scholarship and balanced treatment of sociological theory and research are the main criteria for deciding the Award. Work done in one of Jean Martin's major areas of interest and which assesses implications for social policy are other criteria the judges will also take into account. Jean Martin's research interests are defined as: migration, community and family studies, the concept of 'ethnicity', ethnic politics, social class, theories of culture and of social change.

The Prize
The recipient of the 2007 Award will receive:

$500 from the Jean Martin Memorial Fund
A TASA JMA trophy and certificate
Free conference registration to attend the annual TASA conference at which the Award is presented (including Conference dinner)
Invitation to contribute a synopsis of the thesis to be published in Nexus
Invitation to be part of the next judging panel for the Award.

Submission Details
Supervisors and Heads of Sociology departments/schools and interdisciplinary Social science departments and other departments with a major commitment to Sociological analysis within Australian tertiary institutions are invited to submit candidates for the Award. Theses must have been completed and successfully examined in the period 1 July 2005 and 30 June 2007. All candidates must be members of TASA at the time of submission and include an AUS$25 processing fee, payable to TASA. Further details are included on the nomination form (over page). Please ensure that a return address is included in your submission to ensure that the thesis is returned to you safely.

Further details, the nomination form and guidelines are available from: TASAweb: www.tasa.org.au (go to the ‘TASA info’ section, and click on TASA Awards, then Jean Martin Award)

Or contact the TASA Executive Officer:
TASA Office
School of Social Science
University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072
Phone: 07 3365 7516
Email: admin@tasa.org.au