Two prizes of £500 each
Two prizes will be awarded annually to the students who obtain the highest marks in their dissertations submitted for the MA in Anthropology at Queen's Univeresity in the previous academic year and who have enrolled in the School of History and Anthropology for the degree of PhD in Anthropology or Ethnomusicology.
Where more than two dissertations achieve the same mark, the prize will be awarded to the candidate who has achieved the highest average mark in the taught courses for the MA. Preference for one of the awards will be given to a student whose research will be in the field of Conflict Studies.
It is anticipated that the prizes will be used to support the costs of fieldwork.
Awards will be judged by the Anthropology and Ethnomusicology postgraduate exam board held at Queen's in September.
The John Blacking Prize was established to perpetuate the memory and mark the contribution to Anthropology and Ethnomusicology of John Blacking who was Professor of Social Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast from 1971 until his death in 1990.