THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA
For the Advancement of Knowledge
DOCTORAL (PHD) AWARD, 2014
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.
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:
1. A letter of nomination from the candidate’s PhD supervisor or Head of Department. Nominations will not be considered without this document.
2. The letter of nomination (1) must include a statement of the new and original contribution to the field of research.
3. A full academic CV including the date of PhD graduation – which must have been after 14 November, 2011.
4. An abstract (not more than one page) of the PhD study, including the thesis title.
5. One copy of each relevant published or in press paper on which the nomination is based.
6. A copy of the candidate’s PhD thesis – this will be returned.
Note: Candidates may not nominate themselves.
Applications should be address to:
Dr John Thorne
The Convener, Honours Committee
The Royal Society of Tasmania
GPO BOX 1166
HOBART TASMANIA 7001
Applications must be received no later than 5th December 2014