Royal Society of Tasmania Annual Doctoral (PhD) Award
Nominations are open until 5 pm Friday November 25, 2016.
Established September, 1998
Two awards may be granted annually in any field within the Society’s purview. No more than three years shall have passed since the award of the PhD at the award nomination deadline. Each award shall attract a grant of $1,000 from the Society.
The Conditions of the Doctoral (PhD) Award are:
• 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 the 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 $1,000.
Nomination process for the Doctoral (PhD) Award:
Nominations will only be received in digital form to firstname.lastname@example.org attention Dr John Thorne, Honours Committee Convener.
The first page of the nomination should list:
• The name of the award.
• The name of the candidate and contact email.
• The name of the proposer and contact email.
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 25 November, 2013.
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.
Note: Candidates may not nominate themselves.
Applications should be emailed to the: email@example.com
Attention: Dr John Thorne, Honours Committee Convener