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Call for applications – Deborah Bird Rose Prize 2022

The Deborah Bird Rose Prize was established by the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia – New Zealand (ASLEC-ANZ) in 2019 to commemorate Deborah Bird Rose’s immeasurable contribution to thinking and feeling in the environmental humanities, both globally and specifically in our region.

What is the prize?

The prize consists of $500 and a publication mentorship. The publication mentorship will pair the prize-winner with a senior scholar or practitioner in their field who will support the winner to develop their project by reading and giving feedback on a draft before submission to Swamphen and discussing how to navigate and respond to peer reviewers’ feedback. Subject to the Swamphen editors’ final decision, we envisage the mentorship resulting in publication with that journal.

Who can apply?

Proposals are welcomed from postgraduate or early career researchers (not more than five years from conferral of PhD, excluding career interruptions) who are members of ASLEC-ANZ (https://aslecanz.org.au/join-us/) on 15th November 2021.

How to apply?

Applications are due by 15th November 2021 to [email protected]. Applicants should attach to their email a 1-page CV, a 500-word proposal for an essay that will reflect the legacy of Deborah Bird Rose’s scholarship and be in keeping with the ethics and remit of Swamphen, and a further writing sample of up to 2000 words. Please note that works in progress are welcome, as are proposals based on 2021 ASLEC-ANZ conference papers.

When will I hear back?

The winning application will be announced at the AGM of the ASLEC-ANZ conference, Ngā Tohu o te Huarere: Conversations Beyond Human Scales, 23rd-26th November 2021. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards.