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 in Australian military history, military-medical history or military-social 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.

The prize will be awarded again in 2016. Applications will open in late 2015. Further infomation, including dates and the application process, will be posted on this website in October.

For details on submitting applications, view PDF information sheet

Bryan Gandevia Prize (471.18 KB)

For further information, please contact:

Dr Lachlan Grant

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




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.