Prize details

Janet Holmes Prize

Value:

$1,000

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

The award is designed to encourage students who are passionate about discourse analysis to proceed to postgraduate study in this area. In particular it is designed to recognise top students in LING 321 Discourse and Meaning in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University, a course which is offered every two years.

Information

Professor Janet Holmes established this prize in 2015, via the Victoria University Foundation, to encourage students of Discourse Analysis at Victoria University to continue to postgraduate study.
The Language in the Workplace Project has been involved in Discourse Analysis since 1996 and the course LING 321 Discourse and Meaning draws on material from this project and is taught by one of the core team members.

The award is designed to encourage students who are passionate about discourse analysis to proceed to postgraduate study in this area. In particular it is designed to recognise top students in LING 321 Discourse and Meaning in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University, a course which is offered every two years.

Selection criteria
The prize will be awarded to the top student in Discourse and Meaning (LING 321) who, preferably, is intending to continue to postgraduate study

Number of awards offered
One every second year, commencing in 2015. If in any year there is no suitable recipient of the prize, the funds may be used in a subsequent year.

Decision makers
Head of School, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies in consultation with the Course Co-ordinator(s) of LING 321.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Mid-December

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Recipients are required to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded to the donor.