SETAC AU Mid-Career Medal

Category: Awards and Prizes

  12 May 2020

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.

Applicant must be within fifteen years of graduating from the 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 (i.e., "Free" or "Explorer" SETAC members ineligible) of SETAC (or ASE) with at least five years standing and be 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 ten 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:

· Name

· 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 Australia, 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 annual 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 (australasia@setac.org), who will forward nominations to the President of SETAC-AU for distribution to the assessment panel

Closing date for nominations is Friday 26th April 2024. Late nominations cannot be considered.

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