The University of Texas at Austin
The University Co-operative Society
The 2013 Professor Robert W. Hamilton Book Author Awards
First Prize: $10,000
Four Additional Prizes: $3,000 each
These awards will be made to faculty or staff members who, in the preceding calendar year, 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.
Published works including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections, published during the 2012 calendar year may be nominated. Current University of Texas at Austin faculty (tenured, tenure track, senior lecturers and lecturers), Code 1000, and staff are eligible to compete for these awards. UT students are not eligible for this program. Books must be published (copyright date) between Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012.
Authors may nominate their publication(s) by submitting:
- Three hard copies of the nomination form plus one PDF version,
- Two copies of their book,
- Two hard copies of their current CV plus PDF or Word version,
- Two hard copies of their brief bio plus Word version,
- Two hard copies of their book synopsis (one or two paragraphs) plus Word version,
- Book cover scan in PDF or JPG format, in color (unless the original art is B&W), 300 dpi or higher resolution,
- Author’s headshot photograph in PDF or JPG format (300 dpi or higher resolution, 2"x3" or larger in size).
Nomination packets should be delivered to the Office of the Vice President for Research (FAC 426, Mail Code: G1400) on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Electronic documents should be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com with the subject header "Hamilton Book Award."
Authors must indicate whether or not their publication is a textbook. Supporting documents submitted may include copies of pre-publication reviews, any published book reviews and awards received. No updates or additional materials will be accepted after the deadline.
Authors of all nominated books will be honored at a formal banquet hosted by the University Co-operative Society in October 2013.
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 Author Awards program is underwritten by The University Co-operative Society.
For more information, please contact Liza Scarborough at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-471-2877.