The Royal Society of Tasmania Annual Doctoral (PhD) Awards
Nominations are now open for the Annual Doctoral Awards. Two such awards are offered each year. The final date for submitting nominations is 30 November 2018. Awards will be announced at the Society’s Annual General meeting in March 2019.
The Royal Society of Tasmania instituted this Award to honour two young, recently graduated doctoral (PhD) academics 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, including science, medicine, the arts and humanities. The candidates should have been awarded their PhD within the last three years and under the age of 35 at the time of graduation.
The Awards are not restricted to Australian nationals, however, the candidate’s work/research needs to have been carried out in Tasmania or under the aegis of a Tasmanian based organization. The Awards are for work leading to significant advances based on the PhD research. Expressions of interest must include a nomination from the candidate’s supervisor or Department Manager.
Each award is for the amount of $1,000 (AUD) and the awardees are encouraged to address the Society.
Full criteria for eligibility for the Award and submission requirements are set out below or see Appendix C at the Awards and Bursaries guidelines.
The conditions of this Award are:
The Awards shall be made no more than three years after graduation (PhD degree).
To be awarded in any fields – sciences, medicine, arts or humanities – within the purview of the Society.
The Awards are 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 works are to have been largely carried out in Tasmania or under the aegis of a Tasmanian-based organization.
The nationality of the recipients is not to be considered in making the Award, that is, the Award is not restricted to Australian nationals.
The recipients shall be less than 35 years of age on the day of the PhD graduation.
The Awards are to be made available annually, but will not be awarded if there are no candidates 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 candidate’s supervisor or Department Manager.
Each awardee will be encouraged to address the Society.
The value of each award is $1,000 (AUD).
Applications to be submitted online as advised by the nominated due date.
All applications must include:
A full academic curriculum vitae including the date of birth, the date of receipt of degrees (including the date of PhD graduation) and a full list of published works. The most significant works should be highlighted with an asterisk. Where the candidate’s standing relies on many co-authored papers, the candidate’s roles in those significant publications should be indicated.
An abstract (not more than one A4 page) of the PhD study, including the thesis title.
A letter of nomination from the candidate’s Department Manager and/or PhD supervisor. NB: Applications will not be considered without this document, which must included a statement of the new and original contribution to the field of research.
Receipt of applications must be no later than 30 November in each year. The Awards will be announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in Hobart in March, the following year.