The Royal Society of Victoria has established four prestigious competitive prizes open to post-graduate, doctoral students in all areas of the Biological Sciences (Non-human), Biomedical & Health Sciences, Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences.
Application is open to candidates in the third or fourth year of their doctoral candidature in Universities in the State of Victoria at the time of application and who are members of the Royal Society of Victoria.
Applicants submit an extended abstract presenting a succinct summary of their research work. On the basis of the written abstracts, the judges will select a short list of two candidates in each of the four fields of Biomedical and Health, Biological (Non-human), Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences.
The award is based on demonstration of the applicant’s excellence in scientific research and ability to communicate information to an audience of scientists and the general public on their particular research field.
Each of the short-listed candidates will give a 20 minute oral presentation (15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion) before a general audience of scientists and members at the Society on 25th September 2014 commencing from 6:30 p.m. The order of speaking is decided by ballot on the night. The presentations are open to fellow students, friends and families as well as Members of the Society.
The winners will be judged and announced on the night, when the prize and a certificate will be presented by the Society’s President.