SETAC AU Thesis Prize

Category: Awards and Prizes

  11 Apr 2021

The award

SETAC AU will offer up to two prizes for the best Honours, Postgraduate Diploma, Master by Coursework or equivalent thesis submitted in the 12 months prior to the nomination deadline. One prize will be awarded each for a thesis in the field of chemistry and ecotoxicology. The research component of the degree must not exceed 12 months full time equivalent (FTE).

Nominations should be emailed to the SETAC-AU Secretary at australasia@setac.org by Friday 28th May 2021.

Assessment and prize

Nominations will be assessed by a committee appointed by the SETAC AU Council. Each Thesis Prize will be to the value of $500 and include a travel scholarship to the next upcoming SETAC AU conference following selection, with a guaranteed oral presentation slot.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 2021 Thesis Prize applicants need to fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Be a current SETAC Australasia member or have applied to be a member prior to the deadline
  • Have submitted a thesis based on research conducted as part of an Honours, Postgraduate Diploma, Master by Coursework or equivalent degree in the 12 months prior to the nomination deadline at an Australasian university (Australia, New Zealand or PNG)
  • Have achieved a grade of H1 or H2A (or equivalent) for the thesis
  • Have a thesis topic in the environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology or related fields

To apply

Submit a CV, a letter of support from their supervisor and an electronic version of their thesis (all in pdf format - other formats such as Word files will not be accepted) to the SETAC-AU Secretary at australasia@setac.org by Friday 28th May 2021.

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