Awards and Prizes

Approximate dates for SETAC AU Awards can be found below. The actual award submission deadlines can be found below or the Student Awards and Prizes page.

AwardApplication OpenApplications Due 
SETAC AU Early-Career MedalMid January 2019Late March 2019
SETAC AU Mid-Career MedalMid January 2019Late March 2019
SETAC AU International Conference AwardMid April 2018Late June 2018
SETAC AU Science in Industry/Business AwardMid January 2019Late March 2019
SETAC AU Technical Staff AwardMid January 2019Late March 2019
Student AwardsApplications OpenApplications Due
SETAC AU Postgrad Research Publication AwardMid April 2018Late June 2018
SETAC AU Thesis PrizeMid April 2018Late June 2018
Science Technology Australia EventsExpressions of Interest OpenExpressions of Interest DueApproximate Event Date
Science meets ParliamentOctober/NovemberDecemberFebruary/March
Science meets BusinessJulyAugust11th October 2018
Science meets PolicymakersAprilMay14th August 2018

SETAC AU Early-Career Medal

This medal will be awarded in recognition for excellence in scientific work in Australasia that has involved substantial environmental toxicology and chemistry, or for service to environmental toxicology and chemistry in Australasia, over the past five years.

Applications are currently closed. The next round is likely to open in early 2019, please check back then.

SETAC AU Mid-Career Medal

This medal will be awarded in recognition for excellence in scientific work in Australasia that has involved substantial environmental toxicology and chemistry, or for service to environmental toxicology and chemistry in Australasia, over the past ten years.

Applications are currently closed. The next round is likely to open in early 2019, please check back then.

SETAC Asia-Pacific 2018 Conference Award

This award is for up to two non-student members to travel to the upcoming SETAC Asia-Pacific conference in Daegu, Korea.  SETAC AU wants to encourage networking of our members with members of our parent Geographical Unit.

Nominations should be emailed to the SETAC AU Secretary at australasia@setac.org by the 18th June.  
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Eligibility: Candidates must be current full members of SETAC AU and be the presenting author of an oral or poster presentation at SETAC AP 2018. SETAC AU Council Executive Committee Members may not apply.

Applications will be considered against the following criteria:
1.   Overall contribution to Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Australasia over the last five years.
2.   Contributions by the way of research, teaching, policy development and/or application of environmental chemistry to industry.
3.   Significant works (e.g. industrial reports, patents, refereed research papers, etc.).
4.   Contributions to the SETAC community.
5.   National and international standing in the field of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

The selection committee will also give consideration to those whose contribution is not directly reflected by publications.

The nomination must include the following information:
1.   Name
2.   Curriculum vitae
3.   A list of significant works. These may include industrial reports, patents, refereed research papers, other significant publications (e.g. books, review chapters), or conference papers.
4.   A statement of no longer than 750 words of the nominee’s contribution to environmental toxicology and/or chemistry in Australasia, addressing the criteria listed above.
5.   A brief statement explaining career interruptions if relevant.
6.   Disclose any potential existing funding sources available to attend the conference.
7.   A copy of their abstract for SETAC-AP 2018

The SETAC AU Council will appoint a sub-committee to consider the nominations and make recommendations. No award shall be made if the Standing Committee considers there is no candidate of sufficient merit.  The recipients of the award (two available) will be provided support for flights, accommodation and registration up to A$2,000 each.  The award winners will be required to submit a conference report to the SETAC AU newsletter Endpoint on their return.

Nominations should be submitted electronically to the Secretary of the SETAC AU (australasia@setac.org), who will forward nominations to the President of SETAC AU for distribution to the assessment panel.

Closing date for nominations: 18th June. Late nominations cannot be considered.

SETAC AU Science in Industry/Business Award

This award is to recognise SETAC AU members in the industry and business community (i.e. the private sector) who have demonstrated an integration of science and business in the area of environmental toxicology and chemistry.

Applications are currently closed. The next round is likely to open in early 2019, please check back then.

SETAC AU Technical Staff Award

Much of the science that underpins our society is based on data generated by highly skilled and extremely diligent technical staff. This award seeks to recognise the irreplaceable contribution these members make to environmental toxicology and chemistry in Australasia.

Applications are currently closed. The next round is likely to open in early 2019, please check back then.

Science Meets Parliament (SmP) Ambassador Award

What is SmP?

Science meets Parliament (SmP) is the major event hosted by Science & Technology Australia (STA). This event was first hosted in 1999 and takes place in Canberra in mid-March during non-election years. Science meets Parliament (SmP) brings together about 200 of Australia’s top scientists and puts them face to face with the decision makers in Canberra. Participants include parliamentarians, staffers, lobbyists and journalists plus scientists from all disciplines.

This setting provides scientists with the opportunity to interact with politicians, policy makers and the media and gives you an opportunity to look at your science from a different perspective. A range of topics are available including science in the media, the influence of science on policy making, the impact of science on Australia’s economy and environment and its understanding in the broader community.

Applications are currently closed. The next round is likely to open late 2018, please come back then.