Nominations for the Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research will be judged by an ad-hoc Awards Committee comprising the President, the Public Forums Committee and Chairs of the four Panels of the Academy. There is no nomination form for this Award. However, the following guidelines apply.
For a scholar who has achieved excellence in scholarship in the social sciences. The scholar will have made a highly original contribution to one or more fields of the social sciences as represented in the Academy. For an early career scholar, not more than eight years since commencing his or her scholarly career. A useful guideline is that the scholar has received their PhD within the previous 8 years.