J G Crawford Prize

The J.G. Crawford Prizes were established in 1973 to recognise Sir John Crawford's outstanding contributions to the University, both as Vice-Chancellor for five years (1968-1973) and as Director of the Research School of Pacific Studies for the preceding seven years (1960-1967). Sir John was also the Chancellor of the University from 1976 to 1984.

These prizes are offered by the Australian National University.

Overview

The J.G. Crawford Prizes were established in 1973 to recognise Sir John Crawford's outstanding contributions to the University, both as Vice-Chancellor for five years (1968-1973) and as Director of the Research School of Pacific Studies for the preceding seven years (1960-1967). Sir John was also the Chancellor of the University from 1976 to 1984.

These prizes are offered by the Australian National University.

Value

Each prize consists of a medal for desk display and a monetary prize of $2000. Where possible, the prizes are presented at the University's Conferring of Awards Ceremonies.

Eligibility

Early each year, nominations are called for though the College Deans. Those graduate students most deserving of recognition for the quality of their graduate work are selected on the basis of academic excellence by a committee appointed by the Vice-Chancellor. Two prizes are available for award to PhD students who have been approved to the degree during the preceding calendar year, normally one for the natural sciences and one for social sciences/humanities. From time to time a prize for outstanding ability in integrating and applying different fields, approaches and/or knowledge may be awarded. This option became available with effect from 2010.

 

Details of prizes including eligibility and Conditions of Award are subject to change without notice.

2020 awardees

Group A - Science, Medicine and Engineering award
Dr Suzette TIMMERMAN
Research School of Earth Sciences,
College of Science
Diamonds - time capsules of volatiles and the key to dynamic Earth evolution
Group B - Arts, Asia/Pacific, Business and Law award
Dr Terri JANKE
National Centre for Indigenous Studies
True Tracks: Indigenous Culture and Intellectual Property Principles for putting self- determination into Practice
Interdisciplinary award
Dr Andrew HARRISON
Research School of Humanities and the Arts,
College of Arts and Social Sciences
Sounding out the past