Awards: The William Jonas Award

The William Jonas Award

Objectives:

  • Recognise excellence in significant contributions made to Indigenous geographies;
  • Recognise excellence in significant contributions made to the discipline of geography by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander geographers; and
  • Enhance the IAG’s capacity to recognise the diversity of achievements and contributions made to geography and to support and promote the discipline and the study of geography more broadly.

Award Rules:

The Prize is awarded for excellence in significant contributions made to Indigenous geographies and/or to the discipline of geography made by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander geographers.

Members may self-nominate for the award, or be nominated by another member. If self-nominating, then the nomination must include contact details of one referee who must be a member of the Institute.

The nomination should take the following form:

  • A full statement (no more than 1000 words) describing the contribution that is deserving of recognition, and the nominee’s suitability for the award;
  • An additional 150 word summary of the contribution;
  • Attached independent evidence of the nature, extent and impact of the contribution; and
  • Evidence of eligibility.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the William Jonas Award, the nominee must be a current financial member of the IAG, or nominated by a current financial member.

Award:

The award will comprise a framed certificate.

Administration:

Nominations will be invited each year.

Awards will be made by a majority of Council after receiving advice from the President and two Vice- Presidents.