The Serle Award is a biennial prize to commemorate the contribution to Australian History of Dr Geoffrey Serle (1922–1998). Geoffrey Serle was Lecturer in History at the University of Melbourne (1951–60), Senior Lecturer and Reader in History at Monash University (1961–63), and General Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (1975–88). The Award has been established through the generosity of Mrs Jessie Serle. The next Serle Award will be made in July 2018 for a thesis passed in the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.
Applications are now open and will close Wednesday 31 January 2018.