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.
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 candidate’s work. Referees may second the nomination. Candidates must be current full members of SETAC 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 nor SETAC AU Council Executive Committee Members.
Applications will be considered against the following criteria:
1) Contribution to advances in technical science including:
a) analytical improvements
b) laboratory method development
c) field sampling techniques
d) numerical modelling or similar
2) Contributions to the SETAC community
The nomination must include the following information:
2) Curriculum vitae with the names of two referees with knowledge of the candidate’s work
3) A statement of no longer than 1000 words to demonstrate the nominee’s involvement in the technical science aspects of environmental toxicology and/or chemistry in Australasia, addressing the criteria listed above (as they apply to the candidate’s employment)
4) A letter from the applicant’s employer/manager confirming the applicant’s status as technical staff
5) 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 receive $1000 for registration and travel costs to the upcoming SETAC AU Conference.
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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