Is your research about Australia’s involvement in war or the treatment of prisoners of war in any conflict, including the impact on those persons involved, their families, and their communities? Are you enrolled in an Honours thesis or postgraduate program or was your PhD awarded less than three years ago? Then this prize may be for you.


The Hugh Martin Weir Prize is open to University of Adelaide students only. Through encouraging war study and research, the prize aim to honour the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915 – 2004) and his fellow prisoners of war.

The Prize will award up to $2,000, which may support the successful candidate’s research.

To find out more and to apply, visit

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