CHASS Australia Prizes: now open for nominations

The Council of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) is inviting nominations for its 2017 Australia Prizes. The CHASS Australia Prizes honor distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS).

Taylor & Francis are thrilled to sponsor two CHASS Prizes: one for a non-fiction book/e-book that enriches Australian cultural and intellectual life, the second for ‘Distinctive Work’ – an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition, or practical contribution to arts policy.

How do I nominate myself, a colleague, friend, or a member of the community?

  1. Head to www.chass.org.au/2017-australia-prizes.
  2. Read the instructions carefully and fill out the online nomination form.
  3. Upload any supporting documents.
  4. Receive email confirmation of application within 2-4 working days.
  5. Follow/like CHASS Australia on Twitter and Facebook, and sit tight until applications close.

Nominations close 5pm AEST on 30 June 2017.


CHASS Australia Prize for a Book

This prize is for a non-fiction book that contributes most to Australian culture and intellectual life. Cash prize awarded of $3,500.

CHASS Australia Prize for a Distinctive Work

This prize is for a performance, exhibition, project, or specific advancement in policy development in any HASS field. Cash prize awarded of $3,500.

CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader

This prize is awarded for a Future Leader in any aspect of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Nominees must not have reached 30 years of age before 31 December 2016. Cash prize awarded of $2,000.

CHASS Australia Prize for a Student

This prize is for a student project, performance, or exhibition that best exemplifies the contribution of HASS areas to our understanding of ourselves and our nation. Co-Op voucher awarded worth $500.


Visit the CHASS 2017 Australia Prizes website to find out more and for full terms and conditions.