Awards & Prizes

The ASAUK currently offers three awards:


Outstanding African Studies Award


This is a tribute to people who have made exceptional contributions to the field of African Studies.


Audrey Richards prize for the best doctoral thesis in African Studies


The Audrey Richards Prize is awarded biennially for the best doctoral thesis in African Studies which has been successfully examined in a United Kingdom institute of higher education during the two calendar years immediately preceding the ASAUK Conference.


The ASAUK Fage & Oliver Monograph Prize


The ASAUK  announced the winner of the inaugural Fage & Oliver Prize at the Biennial ASAUK Conference, 2016. The ASAUK presents the Fage & OIiver Prize to the author of an outstanding original scholarly work published on Africa during the preceding two years.


Lasting Legacy Award


The posthumous Lasting Legacy Award recognises the work of people who have left a lasting legacy on African Studies and on our understanding of Africa and its engagement with the world. The award is not confined to academics.