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The Hugh Martin Weir Prize – applications open for 2016

The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2016 Hugh Martin Weir Prize.
The Prize is to honour the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915 – 2004) and his fellow prisoners of war. Hugh was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Java for three and a half years between 1942 and 1945.

The purpose of the prize is to encourage study and research, including use of the Barr Smith Library collections, into any aspect of Australia’s involvement in war, or the treatment of prisoners of war in any conflict, including the impact on those persons involved, their families, and/or their communities.

Image with permission of the Borneo Exhibition Group Inc

Image with permission of the Borneo Exhibition Group Inc


The Prize is open to University of Adelaide students in an Honours thesis program or a postgraduate program by coursework or by research, either commencing or already in progress. Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply within three years of a doctoral award. The Prize will award up to $1,000 annually which may be put towards the costs of travel and accommodation, books, printing, inter-library loans, copying and publication or other agreed purposes identified in the candidate’s application to support the research.

Applications open on the 1st of October 2015 and close on 27 February 2016.
For more information and details on how to apply, please see the Hugh Martin Weir Prize web page.

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