Prize details

Joan Metge Prize in Anthropology

Value:

Subject to available funds

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

This award began in 2013 to celebrate academic excellence in cultural anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington and is named after Joan Metge, who helped to establish a vibrant anthropology department and who is recognised for her important role in the development of the discipline nationally. It is awarded via the Victoria University Foundation to a student majoring in cultural anthropology for the most outstanding essay submitted as part of the course work of a 200 or 300 level cultural anthropology course.

Information

This award began in 2013 to celebrate academic excellence in cultural anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington. It is named after a founding professor in anthropology at Victoria University, Joan Metge, who helped to establish a vibrant anthropology department and who is recognised for her important role in the development of the discipline nationally. The award was established by the Programme of Cultural Anthropology via the Victoria University Foundation, and is judged by a panel of Victoria University cultural anthropology lecturers.

Criteria:
1. The award is offered annually to a student majoring in cultural anthropology and taking a 200 or 300 level cultural anthropology course.
2. The award is given for the most outstanding essay submitted as part of the course work of a 200 or 300 level cultural anthropology course.
3. A student cannot win the award more than once.
4. It may not be awarded some years when the judges deem there to be no suitable entries.
5. It may be awarded jointly to two students if the judges see two equally deserving winners.
6. The value of the prize shall be determined by the Academic Board after consideration of the income from the fund. The balance of income not expended shall be added to the fund.

Selection:
Course lecturers will nominate essay entries to be judged by a panel of Victoria University cultural anthropology lecturers.

Administration and Accountability:
The prize is administered through the Scholarships Office, on behalf of the Victoria University Foundation. Recipients will be asked to write a letter of thanks.