David Harold Tribe Award in Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

David Harold Tribe Philosophy Award 2016

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The aim of the David Harold Tribe Philosophy Award is to promote interest in philosophy and to help the recipient further their education, enabling them to develop their insights and to advance the general public’s understanding of philosophy.

Applications close Friday, 25 November 2016 at 4 p.m.
The award will be in the sum of $12,000 payable as a one-off payment

Terms of the award

(a) This award has been made possible by a generous gift to the University by David Harold Tribe, author and humanist, to promote interest in philosophy. The award provides the recipient funds to further their education in the field of philosophy enabling them to develop their insights and advance the general public’s understanding of philosophy.

(b) The award will be presented to the person who is judged to have written the best published work displaying original thought on philosophy (preferably by a non-academic). The award being made is subject to the judging panel's opinion that the work is of sufficient merit.

(c) The winner will be formally presented with the award at the annual award ceremony hosted by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry in May 2017.

  • This award has been made possible by a generous gift to the University by David Harold Tribe, author and humanist, to promote interest in philosophy. The award provides the recipient funds to further their education in the field of philosophy enabling them to develop their insights and advance the general public’s understanding of philosophy.
  • The award will be presented to the person who is judged to have written the best published work displaying original thought on philosophy (preferably by a non-academic). The award being made is subject to the judging panel's opinion that the work is of sufficient merit.
  • The winner will be formally presented with the award at the annual award ceremony hosted by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry in May 2017.

Conditions of Entry

  • This award is for an original published book, published not earlier than five years before the closing date by a person normally resident in Australia during the three years prior to the submission of the work
  • Only ONE entry per person
  • Three (3) copies of the book must be submitted with the entry form.
  • Late entries will not be considered.
  • Entries will not be accepted by email or by facsimile transmission.
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • A panel of judges appointed by the University will select the winner. The decision of the judges is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winner will be announced in March 2017 on the SOPHI webpage.

For further enquiries please email (with ‘David Harold Tribe Award’ in subject line):

or phone +61 2 9351 2862

The entry must be posted or delivered by hand and arrive at the Office of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date, Friday, 25 November 2016, to:

David Harold Tribe Philosophy Award
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
H3.05, Level 3, Lobby H
A14 Quadrangle
The University of Sydney NSW 2006