DOCTORAL (PHD) AWARD, 2015
The Royal Society of Tasmania has instituted an annual award for a recently graduated doctoral (PhD) academic, who has made significant advances in the course of his/her doctoral research.
- The Award shall be in any field – sciences, medicine, arts or humanities – within the purview of the Society.
- The Award shall be made no more than three years after graduation (PhD degree).
- The work must have been largely carried out in Tasmania or under the aegis of a Tasmanian-based organisation.
The value of the award is $2000.
For further information and application requirements please see below or http://rst.org.au/awards/awards-by-name/
Nominations must be received no later than 4th December 2015
The conditions of the Award are:
The Award shall be made no more than three years after graduation (PhD degree);
- To be awarded in any field – sciences, medicine, arts or humanities – within the purview of the Society;
- The Award to be for work leading to significant advances based on the PhD research as evidenced by published or in press peer-reviewed papers in national/international literature;
- The work to have been carried out largely in Tasmania or under the aegis of a Tasmanian-based organisation;
- The nationality of the recipient is not to be considered in making the Award; that is the Award is not restricted to Australian nationals;
- The nominee is developing a career in the field of study;
- The award is to be available annually, but will not be awarded if there is no candidate of sufficient quality;
- Expressions of interest are to be sought widely from all relevant institutions on an annual basis, and must include a nomination from the candidates supervisor or Head of Department;
- The recipient will be encouraged to address the Society;
- The value of the Award shall be $2000.
All applications must include:
A letter of nomination from the candidate’s PhD supervisor or Head of Department. Nominations will not be considered without this document.
- The letter of nomination (1) must include a statement of the new and original contribution to the field of research.
- A full academic CV including the date of PhD graduation – which must have been after 14 November, 2012.
- An abstract (not more than one page) of the PhD study, including the thesis title.
- One copy of each relevant published or in presspaper on which the nomination is based.
- A copy of the candidate’s PhD thesis – this will be returned.
Note: Candidates may not nominate themselves.
Applications should be addressed to:
Dr John Thorne
The Convener, Honours Committee
The Royal Society of Tasmania
GPO BOX 1166
HOBART TASMANIA 7001