Bryan Gandevia Prize for Australian Military-Medical History

The Australian War Memorial is proud to announce the Bryan Gandevia Prize to foster and promote research into Australian military history, military-medical history and military-social history.

A generous bequest by the family and friends of the late Professor Bryan Gandevia has enabled the establishment of a prize to commemorate Professor Gandevia's contribution to the development of Australian military and medical history and his contribution to the research and publication activities of the Australian War Memorial.

The Bryan Gandevia Prize of $5,000 will be awarded biennially to an outstanding honours, masters or doctoral thesis on a significant subject on military, social, or medical aspects of Australian wartime history. The prize is intended to assist scholars in the early stages of their research careers and may be used to assist with publication of their work or to further their research interests. Current employees of the Australian War Memorial are not eligible to apply.

The prize will be awarded again in 2020. Applications are now open, closing on 30 June 2018.

For details on submitting applications, view PDF information sheet: 

For further information, please contact:

Dr Karl James

Military History Section
Australian War Memorial
GPO Box 345, CANBERRA ACT 2601



2018: Alexia Moncrieff, “We are entitled to some control”: the Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War, PhD (thesis), University of Adelaide, 2017.  

2016: David Woolley, Not yet diagnosed: Australian psychiatric casualties during the Kokoda campaign, 1942, Hons (thesis), UNSW Canberra, 2015.

2014: Michael Molkentin, Australia, the Empire and the Great War in the air, PhD (thesis), UNSW, 2013.

2012: David Henderson, The internment of Germans in Second World War Australia: An exploration in history and memory, PhD (thesis), La Trobe University, 2009.

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