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.
Applicant must be within eight years of graduation from University, adjusted to account for career interruptions. Nominations can be by individuals (self-nominations) or from colleagues. A nomination must be seconded by two SETAC members and include the names of two referees with knowledge of the candidates work. Referees may second the nomination. Candidates must be current full members of SETAC (or ASE) with at least two years standing and have been a resident in Australia, New Zealand or Papua New Guinea for at least one year when nominated. Previously successful applicants need not apply.
Applications will be considered against the criteria:
1. Overall contribution to Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Australasia over the last five years.
2. National and international standing in the field of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
3. Contributions by the way of research, teaching, policy development and/or application of environmental chemistry to industry.
4. Significant works (e.g. industrial reports, patents, refereed research papers, etc.).
5. Contributions to the SETAC community
The selection committee will also give consideration to those whose contribution is not directly reflected by publications.
The nomination must include the following information:
· Curriculum vitae
· 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.
· 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.
· A brief statement explaining career interruptions if relevant.
· A photograph of the nominee
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 recipient will be presented with a medal at the conference dinner at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasian Conference, and will receive $1000 towards travel expenses. Nominations should be submitted electronically to the Secretary of the SETAC-AU (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will forward nominations to the President of SETAC-AU for distribution to the assessment panel
Closing date for nominations is 24 March 2023. Late nominations cannot be considered.
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