The Pownall, Irving, Davies Award (SEFS)
- 1 January 1967
- 1 January 1967
- School of Forest and Ecosystem Science
Research Higher Degree
The University received $169,266 from Miss Elizabeth Ellen Pownall to endow an award known as the ‘Pownall, Irving, Davies Award’ to commemorate Elizabeth Pownall, Dorothy Irving and Margaret Davies, all graduates of the University. The University agreed to establish a fund to support the awarding of fellowships or scholarships in the faculty Institute of Land and Food Resources for research in the field of Forestry. The Institute of Land and Food Resources was renamed Melbourne School of Land and Environment (‘MSLE’) in 2008 and which was disestablished in 2014. At this time responsibility for Forest Science research and education was transferred to the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences (SEFS) within the Faculty of Science. The preference of the donor is that the fund be applied to the awarding of fellowships rather than scholarships. Council may, on the recommendation of the faculty, award in any year either a fellowship or a scholarship or it may decide in each alternate year not to make any award and direct that the income for that year be added to the capital of the fund. If it becomes impracticable or impossible to continue to award the fellowship or scholarship on the above terms and conditions, or for the above purpose, Council may apply the income of the fund, and, where necessary, the capital, for such other purposes as Council, on the recommendation of the dean of the faculty Science, determines in accordance with the intentions of the donor.
From 2015, from the net annual income of the fund, the ‘Pownall, Irving, Davies Award’ is to be made on the recommendation of the faculty every year or every two years. One or more fellowship or scholarship is awarded for the purpose of carrying out research in the field of Forestry.