[ASC-list] Awards for PhD students in ASC Victoria branch?

George Aranda george.aranda at deakin.edu.au
Mon Jun 30 00:57:33 UTC 2014

Posted on behalf of The Royal Society of Victoria.

Young Scientist Research Prizes 2014
The Royal Society of Victoria offers four prestigious competitive prizes open to post-graduate, doctoral students in all areas of the Biological Sciences (Non-human), Biomedical & Health Sciences, Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences.
Application is open to candidates in the third or fourth year of their doctoral candidature in Universities in the State of Victoria at the time of application
who are members of the Royal Society of Victoria.  Applicants who are not already members are required to join the Society via an expedited process (see below).
Opened on 1 June 2014 and close on 31 July 2014.
Candidates should nominate themselves. The application for a prize should consist of:

·         An application form (Download form from http://www.royalsocietyvictoria.org.au/awards-and-prizes/young-scientist-research-prizes/ ) to be signed by the Supervisor or Head of Department indicating the student’s contribution to their doctoral research, particularly if it is a team research project.

·         An extended abstract presenting a succinct summary of the student’s research work.

The abstract should include rationale for the study, aims, methods, results, discussion and conclusions, and indicate why the research is important and of scientific interest.  The abstract must be no more than one A4 page and may not include references, figures or diagrams.  It must be in Times New Roman, 11 point (max. 500-word excluding names and affiliations), single spaced with sub-headings.

Submission of the prize application form and abstract should be in the form of a single Word file sent via email marked for the attention of the Executive Officer jillian at sciencevictoria.org.au<mailto:jillian at sciencevictoria.org.au>
If you are not already a member of the Royal Society of Victoria, submit as a separate document a completed Royal Society of Victoria Membership Application form (available here http://www.royalsocietyvictoria.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013memform.pdf ).  Membership will be free of charge in 2014 and the Society will organise the Nominator and Seconder.
The Royal Society of Victoria may re-classify the field of an application if it fits best in a field other than the one nominated by the applicant.
The Society reserves the right not to consider applications that do not comply with the above requirements and not to make an award if there is no suitable candidate.
On the basis of the written abstracts, the judges will select a short list of two candidates in each of the four fields of Biomedical and Health, Biological (Non-human), Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences.
The award is based on demonstration of the applicant’s excellence in scientific research and ability to communicate information to an audience of scientists and the general public on their particular research field.
Each of the short-listed candidates will be required to give a 20 minute oral presentation (15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion) before a general audience of scientists and members at the Society on 25th September 2014 commencing from 6:30 p.m.  The order of speaking is decided by ballot on the night.  The presentations are open to fellow students, friends and families as well as Members of the Society.
The winners will be judged and announced on the night, when the prize and a certificate will be presented by the Society’s President.
The Awards:
The successful candidates will each receive a certificate and a prize of $1000. Winners will also receive free memberships of the Royal Society of Victoria for a period of two years and the opportunity to participate in the Society’s mentoring program, whereby they receive mentoring in their chosen field by senior scientists who are Members of the Society.
The runners-up each receive a certificate and a cash prize of $250 plus receive free membership of the Royal Society of Victoria for a period of two years and the opportunity to participate in the Society’s mentoring program.
Executive Officer, the Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000 Telephone: (03) 9663 5259

Dr Jillian de Araugo
Executive Officer

The Royal Society of Victoria Incorporated
Promoting science and science education

8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000
T + 61 3 9663 5259 I M +61 425 423 507 I F + 61 3 9663 2301
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