The University of Texas at Austin and The University Co-operative Society have announced call for submissions for the Professor Robert W. Hamilton Book Author Awards. First prize is $10,000 and four additional prizes will be awarded of $3,000 each. The awards recognize faculty and staff members who have published the best book-length publications as determined by a multi-disciplinary committee appointed by the Vice President for Research.
Current University of Texas at Austin faculty and staff are eligible to compete. Nominated books must have been published between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009. Submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. More information and application instructions.
Last year’s grand prize winners included Thomas McGarity and Wendy Wagner for their book, “Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research,” published by Harvard University Press. McGarity is the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Administrative Law, and Wagner is the Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor in Law at The University of Texas at Austin.