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C.E.W. Bean Prize

The annual C.E.W. Bean Prize for Military History is awarded to the best honours or postgraduate thesis submitted in any Australian university focusing the history of the Australian Army and has not been entered for the CEW Bean Prize in a previous year.

Entries are now open for the 2016 CEW Bean Prize for Military History.   

The CEW Bean Prize invites applications from Honours and Postgraduate students who have completed their theses in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 calendar years in any Australian university, focusing on the history of the Australian Army.  Theses entered in previous years are ineligible to apply.


Caption: Australian Engineers watch a Matilda tank crossing one of their rapidly constructed bridges on the Toko-Darara Road, Bougainville.  Image courtesy Army Museum of North Queensland, AMNQ 4489_51

For details of the prize and eligibility conditions, please read the brochure

For enquiries or further information, please email ahu.enquiries [at] (subject: CEW%20Bean%20Prize%20Enquiry)

Applications close on Friday 15 July 2016

Visit the Australian War Memorial for further information on C.E.W. Bean. 

The CEW Bean Prize is open to any honours or postgraduate thesis submitted 
in any Australian University in the previous three calendar years (2013, 2014, 2015) that focuses on the history of the Australian Army and has not been 
entered for the CEW Bean Prize in a previous year.

For queries or more information, please email: ahu.enquiries [at] 

To download the application form please click here.

For more information regarding previous CEW Bean Prize recipients click here. 

Last updated
21 December 2016
Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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