THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA ANNUAL DOCTORAL (PhD) AWARDS
The Royal Society of Tasmania instituted these awards to honour two doctoral (PhD) graduates who have made significant advances in the course of their doctoral research. The awards are made annually for excellence in research in any field within the purview of the Society. The awards may not be conferred if none of the candidates meets the conditions.
The value of each award is $1,000 (AUD). Each awardee will be invited to present a lecture to the Society.
Conditions of the Doctoral Awards
- The awards shall be made to candidates no more than three years, or three years equivalent-full-time, after their PhD graduation.
- The candidate’s research can be in any field (sciences, medicine, arts or humanities) and others within the purview of the Society.
- The awards are intended to recognise significant advances based on the PhD research, as evidenced by published or in press peer-reviewed papers in national/international journals or equivalent outputs in fields where publications are not the norm.
- The research has to have been largely carried out in Tasmania or under the aegis of a Tasmanian-based organization.
- Nominations must include an endorsement from the candidate’s PhD supervisor or Department Manager.
- Nominations may be made by anyone although no self-nominations will be accepted.
- Nominations must be received before COB, 15 November annually.
- On the first page of the nomination, give (1) the name of the candidate, contact address and email, (2) the name of the nominator, contact address and email and (3) the name, contact address and email of the PhD supervisor or Department Manager, if different from the nominator.
- On the second page, provide an abstract (not more than one A4 page) of the PhD research, including the thesis title.
- Provide the nominee’s curriculum vitae including the date of birth, the date of receipt of degrees (including the date of PhD graduation) and a full list of publications or other outputs. The most significant outputs should be highlighted with an asterisk. For co-authored papers, provide a percentage estimate of the nominee’s contribution.
- Include a letter of endorsement from the candidate’s Department Manager and/or PhD supervisor. The letter should give a statement of the new and original contribution to the field of research. Applications will not be considered without this document.
Please send nominations as a single Word or PDF file by email to the Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org before COB, 15 November. Please enter “Honours Committee” in the subject line of the email message.
All matters pertaining to Society awards are confidential until the public announcement of the awards at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in March each year. Confidentiality must also be observed by both the nominator and nominee.