The Crawford Medal

The Max Crawford Medal recognises outstanding achievement in the humanities by young Australian scholars currently engaged in research, and whose publications contribute towards an understanding of their discipline by the general public. The Crawford Medal is presented biennially.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations for the Max Crawford Medal are now being accepted.  A link to the online nomination form is available in the box to the right. The Rules of the Award (available for download [.pdf, 143kb]) should be consulted before nominations are prepared.

The 2012 Max Crawford Medal was awarded jointly to Dr Michael Ondaatje, The University of Newcastle and Dr Lisa Ford, The University of New South Wales.

Previous Recipients

  • 2010: Dr Roland Burke (La Trobe University)
  • 2008: Associate Professor Kate Crawford (University of New South Wales)
  • 2006: Dr Christopher Hilliard (University of Sydney)
  • 2004: Dr Kirsten McKenzie (University of Sydney)
  • 2002: Dr Glenda Sluga (University of Sydney)
  • 2000: Dr John Hajek (University of Melbourne)
  • 1997: Dr Tom Griffiths (Australian National University)
  • 1996: Dr Lesley Stirling (University of Melbourne)
  • 1995: Dr Nicholas Thomas (Australian National University)
  • 1994: Dr Geremie Barmé (Australian National University)
  • 1993: Dr Hilary Fraser (University of Western Australia)
  • 1992: Dr Janet McCalman (University of Melbourne)




The award is funded from a major bequest to the Academy by Emeritus Professor R.M. Crawford.

Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2014 Max Crawford Medal are now being accepted.  Nominations can be submitted online via the following link.  Please note that the closing date for nominations has been extended to 5:00pm on Tuesday 22 April 2014.

Further Information

For further information on the nomination process please contact the Programme Manager or call the Academy on (02) 6125 9860(02) 6125 9860.
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