Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards Program

Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research
and
The University Co-operative Society
announce
The 2021 Professor Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards
Grand Prize: $10,000
Three Runner-up Prizes: $3,000

The Hamilton Book Awards, underwritten by The Office of the Vice President for Research, and The University Co-operative Society, will be made to faculty or staff members who, in the preceding two calendar years (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021), have published the best book-length publications as determined by a multi-disciplinary committee of scholars appointed by the Vice President for Research of The University of Texas at Austin.

Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Eligibility:

Published works including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections may be nominated.

Current University of Texas at Austin faculty (tenured, tenure track, senior lecturers and lecturers) and full-time staff with continuous appointment at the time of nomination and award are eligible to compete for these awards. UT students are not eligible for this program.

Authors may nominate their publication(s) by submitting the following:

Submission materials:

  • Application via CompetitionSpace
  • Current CV (PDF)
  • Brief Bio (250-word max. in PDF)
  • Book synopsis (250-word max. in PDF)
  • Two (2) or more substantive readers’ reports from knowledgeable scholars who evaluated the book manuscript for the publisher. Substitute materials are allowed if readers’ reports are not available – include an explanatory note. (PDF)
  • Book cover scan in PDF, PNG or JPG format, in color (unless the original art is B&W), file size: ≥500KB
  • Author’s headshot photograph in PDF, PNG or JPG format (file size: 8KB or larger; 2″x3″ or larger in size)

View current and past years’ Hamilton Book Awards Winners.

View current and past years’ Hamilton Book Awards Nominees.

These awards are named in honor of Professor Robert W. Hamilton, the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at The University of Texas School of Law. Professor Hamilton is the former chairperson of the University Co-op’s board of directors. The Hamilton Book Awards program is underwritten this year by the Office of the Vice President for Research, and The University Co-operative Society.

For more information, contact: honorific-vpr@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-2877.

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