The Michael Clyne Prize

michael-clyne-4The Michael Clyne Prize for Outstanding Research in Language and Society

The Michael Clyne Prize for Outstanding Research in Language and Society is awarded for outstanding research in an area related to language and society (such as intercultural communication, multilingualism, language policy, or multilingual education) conducted by a post-doctoral scholar/early career researcher (maximum 8 years post-PhD research experience) within the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics.


The Language and Society Centre (LASC) is home to eminent research in several areas of linguistics research that has relevance to society at large. LASC’s areas of research span a wide range including intercultural communication, bilingualism/multilingualism, multilingual education, language policy, and language and culture.

The purpose of this prize is to recognise and reward significant contributions that post-doctoral/early career researchers make to research in the general area of language and society.


The Michael Clyne Prize for Outstanding Research in Language and Society is established and sponsored by the Language and Society Centre (LASC), donation from Michael Clyne’s family, and the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University.


The prize is open to all colleagues (ongoing, fixed term, adjunct and sessional staff) within the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, Monash University, (maximum 8 years post-PhD research experience).

Nomination may be made by colleagues, supervisors, or by the researchers themselves.

A winner can only apply once for this prize.

michael-clyne-5How to apply

Complete the nomination form

Submit the application to the Faculty. Please ensure that you send the completed application with the subject text ‘Michael Clyne Prize’ to

Submission date

1 October each year


$2000 and a certificate

Presentation of the Prize

The prize will be presented at the end of year Faculty of Arts function.


Entries should demonstrate the excellence of the research under the criteria of relevance, originality, rigour and impact. A sub-committee of LASC executive will evaluate the submitted nominations.

The LASC / School of LCL reserve the right not to grant this prize if applications do not meet the required standard.

Only one prize will be granted in one year.


Please contact the Arts Research Office