David Syme Research Prize (Academic research)
- 2 November 2017
- 27 April 2018
- Science - General
Research Higher Degree
- 1 Year
A donation was made by David Syme of Melbourne in 1904 for the foundation of an annual prize to be given for the best original research work produced in Australia during the preceding two years in BIOLOGY, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY OR GEOLOGY. The award was first made in 1906.
Eligible for nomination are researchers associated with any Australian university and researchers without university connections, subject to the following:
- Professors or researchers who will have attained a level of seniority comparable to a university professor (Level E) at the time the award is made are NOT eligible for nomination; Researchers outside universities who have attained a level of seniority comparable to a university professor at the time the award is made (Level E) are not eligible for nomination; Nominees must have spent a minimum of five full years out of the last seven years in Australia to be eligible.
The prize recognises the record of research, which, in the opinion of the examiners, makes the most important contribution to BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, GEOLOGY or PHYSICS. Preference is given to original research of value to the industrial and commercial development of Australia. The 2017 David Syme Research Prize will be awarded by nomination only. Senior members of the academic or research community are invited to nominate eligible colleagues for the award. The research presented must have been produced in Australia during the past two years (1 January 2016 - 31 December 2017). However, the nomination may include research results or publications accepted up to the award closing date of 27 April 2018 if the information is considered vital to the nomination.
Early career researchers or researchers with interrupted careers who can display research excellence in the preceding two years are eligible for nomination but will not receive special consideration because of a relatively short research career.
Selection is made by a Faculty of Science committee.
Past recipients list : PDF : 100KB