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
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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. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the Discipline of Anthropology, to the student showing greatest proficiency in first year courses offered by the Discipline, the prize to be awarded on the results of the annual examinations in first year Anthropology, provided that the work is of sufficient merit.
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.
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 every second year 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.
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 submitted by a candidate for the fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts degree on an Asian topic in the Department of Anthropology, provided the candidate’s work is of sufficient merit.
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.