THE ANN WATERFALL STUDENT AWARD
The winner of this prestigious award in 2019 will receive £1,000. The award, funded by The Anglo-Portuguese Society and supported by Canning House.
All nominations are presented to a selection panel comprising of an academic, a representative from the Portuguese Embassy in the United Kingdom and a member of The Anglo-Portuguese Society Executive Committee, who will on behalf of The Anglo-Portuguese Society agree upon the winning candidate.
The guidelines for eligibility for nomination were changed in 2014 to reflect the expansion in Lusophone Studies and Portuguese language learning in this country.
The nomination requirements and procedures are that:
The Society's decision will be final; where there are candidates of equal merit, the Society will give preference to those aiming to continue their Portuguese studies at postgraduate level.
Presentation of the Award will be made by a representative of The Anglo-Portuguese Society, at a mutually agreed date at one of the Society’s events.
Details of the 2020 award will be announced in due course.
30 YEARS OF THE STUDENT AWARD
2020 will mark the 30th Anniversary of The Anglo-Portuguese Society.
Originally named the "Best Student of Portuguese Prize", with the award given to the nominated University to be distributed by the University Professor amongst one or more students.
The Society is privileged to have continued to count on the support of the Portuguese Embassy. Whilst there is no longer a monetary contribution, a representative nominated to sit on the Executive Committee by the Portuguese Ambassador sits on the jury that is now responsible for selecting the winner of the prize.
The Executive Committee member Juliet Perkins oversees the Award and reviews the rules annually.
The award was renamed the Ann Waterfall Award in 2011, in memory of the Society's longest serving Secretary of 20 years Ann Waterfall.
With the support of Canning House, the Society has on occasion been fortunate to give a prize of £1,000 that includes £500 from the Society's Restricted Fund.