Undergraduate Prizes in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology has been the beneficiary of generous donations for prizes to reward outstanding student achievement in the discipline. We are very grateful for these donations. We encourage anyone who wishes to support and promote high standards of scholarship in the discipline of Anthropology in this important way to contact the

Currently the Department of Anthropology cannot offer undergraduate scholarships. For information on other prizes and scholarships or financial assistance, please go to:

Current Prizes in Anthropology

FRANK ALBERT PRIZE FOR ANTHROPOLOGY I

In 1927 Frank Albert of Sydney donated 100 pounds to the University of Sydney to establish a prize to recognise proficiency in first year Anthropology. In 2012, the Albert family made a donation to augment the value of the prize fund. The Frank Albert Prize is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Anthropology, to the student showing greatest proficiency in first year subjects offered by the Department. The prize is awarded on the basis of the final results in first year Anthropology subjects, provided that the work is of sufficient merit.

The winners are:
2012 Emmy Langmaid
2011 Michael Day and Sophie Fernon (shared)
2010 Jamie Laird
2009 Alvin Leung
2008 Jennifer Burrell

FRANK BELL MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR ANTHROPOLOGY

Established in 1967 by an offer of the Anthropological Society of New South Wales of an annual donation in memory of the late F.L.S. Bell, a founder and notable member of the Society. The prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding anthropology student of the year, on the recommendation of the head of the Department of Anthropology, provided that the student’s work is of sufficient merit.

The winners are:
2012 Sally Langford and Gregory Kershaw (shared)
2011 Patrick Gleadhill
2010 Jennifer Burrell
2009 Lance Richardson and Jack Crittenden (shared)
2008 Thomas Powell Davies

MARION LUCY WHITFORD DALLISON PRIZE IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Established in 1980 by the donation of $500 from Miss Kathleen Barnes in memory of Miss Marion Lucy Whitford Dallison, who graduated with an MA from this University in 1938. The prize is awarded to the undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled in Anthropology at the University who writes the best essay within the area of Social Anthropology, Prehistory or Anthropological Linguistics, on the recommendation of the Chair of Department.

The winners are:
2012 Tenley Gillmore
2011 Louise Nisbit
2010 Daniel O’Neil
2008 Rosi Aryal

RICHARD B. DAVIS PRIZE FOR ASIAN ANTHROPOLOGY

Established in 1982 by an endowment of $1,000 by the Trustees of the Richard B Davis Memorial Fund in memory of Dr Richard B Davis who completed his PhD Degree at the University of Sydney in 1974 and died in 1981. The prize is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of Department, for the best thesis on an Asian topic submitted by a candidate in the Honours year in the Department of Anthropology, provided the candidate’s work is of sufficient merit.

The winners are:
2011 Juliette Hopkins
2010 Jacob Taylor
2009 Rosi Aryal
2008 Gillian Bowan

PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ANTHROPOLOGY HONOURS

Honours students in Anthropology undertake a demanding course of study, comprising both coursework and a supervised thesis of 20,000 words. In 2009, the Department of Anthropology established an annual prize for Anthropology Honours to recognise scholarship of an outstanding standard in the Honours year. A high standard of achievement qualifies students to progress to higher research degrees in the discipline.

The winners are:
2012 Jayden Spillane
2011 Juliette Hopkins and Daniel O’Neil (shared)
2010 Portia Spinks
2009 Rosi Aryal and Emma Scott