Reminder: ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Essay Prize

A friendly reminder that the deadline for the co-sponsored Australian Society for French Studies/Australian Journal of French Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize is approaching! Please share this information with your postgraduate candidates and colleagues.

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2021.

A prize of AU$500 will be awarded to the best article (5,000 to 6,500 words including notes) on any aspect of French Studies (except French language Studies) by a postgraduate research student. The winning essay will be published in the Australian Journal of French Studies.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries are open to anyone enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD in an Australian or New Zealand university on the date of the submission deadline.
  • All applicants must be/become members of the Society.
  • Essays on any aspect of French and Francophone Studies (except French language Studies) will be considered.
  • Essays must be an original piece of work not already under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Essays must not exceed 6,000 words (6,500 including notes) and must be presented according to the Australian Journal of French Studies guidelines:
  • Essays must be anonymised and not include the candidate’s name, that of their supervisors or institution.
  • Essays should be submitted to the Postgraduate Officer along with the Submission Form:

A panel of three members of the Society will evaluate all applications. The panel members will be selected from institutions other than those at which the applicants are candidates. All applicants will receive written feedback from the panel.

The following prizes will be awarded to the winner:

  • Publication of the winning essay in Australian Journal of French Studies, subject to the journal’s refereeing.
  • A certificate award at the annual ASFS conference
  • A cash prize of AU$500 jointly awarded by the ASFS and AJFS.

Submissions and enquiries should be directed to ASFS’s Postgraduate Officer, Clara Sitbon (

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