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Handbook 2013

Postgraduate prizes and awards

Note: Prizes and awards are subject to change from year to year.


University-wide prizes and awards

Note: Prizes and awards are subject to change from year to year.

The Vice-Chancellor acknowledges students for their outstanding academic performance and contribution to the University and community by the awarding of the following prizes and awards:

  • Undergraduate - Vice-Chancellor's Prize
  • Undergraduate - Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life
  • Undergraduate - Austin and Valerie Asche Essay Prize in Contemporary Australian Society and Culture
  • Undergraduate - Alfred Deakin Medals
  • Postgraduate - The Isi Leibler Prize
  • Postgraduate - Alfred Deakin medal for Doctoral Thesis

Visit the Vice-Chancellor's Prizes and Awards website for further information in regard to these prizes and awards, including the nomination/selection process.

Deakin Education Abroad Travel Grants
Deakin University offers travel to students taking part in a formal international exchange program with an exchange program with an exchange partner University.

Applications are invited from both Australian residents and international students. Award of the Education Abroad travel grants is based on the eligibility criteria for the Education Abroad program.

Enquiries should be directed to Education Abroad, Deakin International. Further information is available at the Deakin International website or email intlink@deakin.edu.au


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Faculty of Arts and Education - prizes and awards

Naomi and Isi Leibler Prize
A prize of $500 for the best MA or PhD thesis approved during the previous year in the area of Social Sciences.

Philip Brown Award
A prize of $3000 is awarded annually to an enrolled higher degree by research student within the Faculty of Arts and Education, for research into Australian History entailing the use of primary sources. Where possible, preference will be given to research relating to the state of Victoria. The award is named in memory of Dr Philip Brown, an eminent historian whose work is characterised by meticulous research and the extensive use of primary sources.

Roslyn Lawry Award
This award commemorates a young Museum Studies graduate, Ros Lawry, who died in tragic circumstances. Her parents, Jim and Fay Lawry, established an endowment for an annual prize.  The Roslyn Lawry Award is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Master of Cultural Heritage who has achieved standards of excellence in his or her academic record and demonstrated a personal commitment to heritage/museum training. The recipient receives a generous cheque to fund further professional development and a framed certificate.

Lynne Alice Prize

The prize of $500 is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Master of Arts (International Relations) course who has achieved standards of excellence in his or her academic record in the Human Rights and International Law specialisation.

Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Awarded annually to a student enrolled in an Education postgraduate course who has illustrated excellence in educational leadership. The prize includes:
• A professional, framed ACEL Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Educational Leadership
• A Membership Subscription for one year to the value of $175
• A Book Voucher valued at $100, redeemable from the ACEL Bookshop
For further information regarding Faculty of Arts and Education Awards and Prizes, email artsed-awards@deakin.edu.au


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Faculty of Business and Law - prizes and awards

Dean's Merit List
For outstanding academic achievements of graduates from the Faculty of Business and Law postgraduate coursework degrees.

Deakin Graduate School of Business
Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) Prize
A prize of $500 for the best graduating student in the Graduate Diploma of Financial Services.

Brookes Scholar Award
A medal and citation will be awarded to the two most outstanding students in the MBA graduating class.

Deakin Business Practicum Prize
A prize of $500 for the best project conducted in MPI701 Business Practicum.

Easy Forex FX Trading Prize
Awarded to the best student in each trimester in MPE707/907 International Banking and Finance. $300 currency trading account with Easy Forex.

Graduate Management Association of Australia Award
A prize of $250 for the best on-campus student in MPM706 Strategic Management in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.

Michael King Prize
A prize of $500 for the best business plan assignment in MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential).

Not for profit sector - MBA Residential Unit Scholarship
The Deakin Graduate School of Business, in conjunction with the Australian Scholarships Foundation, also offers scholarships up to $1200 for students who enrol in an MBA residential unit and are employed in the not for profit sector.  Three per annum. Subject to eligibility criteria.

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Cengage Learning James Dimelow Prize
A prize of $200 book voucher for best student in Graduate Diploma of Accounting.

Institute of Public Accountants Prizes
A prize of $300 for the best student in the Graduate Certificate of Accounting.
A prize of $300 for the best student in the Master of Commerce in Accounting.

Powercor Australia Prize
A prize of $200 for the best student in MAA702 Corporate Accounting.

School of Accounting Economics and Finance Prize
A prize of $1000 for the best graduating student in Graduate Certificate of Chartered Accounting Foundations

School of Information Systems
School of Information Systems Prizes
A prize for the top student completing the Master of Information Systems.

A prize for the top student completing an IS specialisation in the Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration.

School of Law
Victorian Society for Computers and the Law Prize
For the best student in MLM786 Electronic Crime.

School of Management and Marketing
Arts and Entertainment Management
George Fairfax Prize
A prize for the best graduand in the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Entertainment Management.

Human Resource Management
A prize for the best graduand in the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management.

Sport Management
Tennis Australia Prize
A prize for the best graduand in the Master of Business (Sport Management).

Cricket Australia Prize
A prize for the best case study in MMS712 Sport Marketing.

Cricket Victoria Prize
A prize for the best case study in MMS736 Strategic Management.

IMG Prize
A prize for outstanding research in MMS716 Sport Organisation Theory.


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Faculty of Health - prizes and awards

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Nestle Healthcare Nutrition Prize in Clinical Dietetics
A $100 gift voucher and a certificate to be awarded annually to the student with the highest mark in HSN747 Clinical Dietetic PracticeProfessor's Prize in Dietetics
A prize of $250 for the most outstanding graduating student from the Master of Dietetics based on a combination of high level academic achievement and professional practice in the applications of dietetics.

Postgraduate Human Nutrition Awards
Two prizes will be offered consisting of a $100 gift voucher and a certificate to be awarded annually to one student with the highest mark in HSN701 Principles of Nutrition and one student with the highest mark in HSN702 Lifespan Nutrition enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition and Master of Human Nutrition (one award per unit).

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Award for Best PhD Paper
Three prizes of $50 and a certificate to be awarded annually to the three best papers published by PhD candidates in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, the recipients will be chosen by the School Executive committee.

School of Health and Social Development
Master Health Promotion - Course Leader's Prize for best Major Project

A prize of $150 and a certificate to be awarded annually to the best Major Project from the Master of Health Promotion course.

Master Health Promotion - Course Leader's Prize for best Minor Project
A prize of $100 and a certificate to be awarded annually to the best Minor Project from the Master of Health Promotion course.

Yungaburra Foundation Award
A prize of $500 is presented to an honours or postgraduate student with leadership potential in the disability field.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australian Society of Anaesthesia and Post Anaesthesia Nurses (ASPAAN) Award
A prize of one year's membership to ASPAAN, awarded to the highest achieving student enrolled in the Master of Nursing Practice (Specialty Practice – Perioperative).

Elsevier Australia
A $100 book voucher awarded to the highest achieving Master of Nursing Practice student.

JR Medical Books Prizes
A $100 book voucher is awarded for the best all-round academic and clinical performance by a student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate / Diploma of Nursing Practice (Critical Care suite).
A $100 book voucher is awarded for the best all-round academic and clinical performance by a student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate / Diploma of Nursing Practice (Perioperative).
A $100 book voucher is awarded for the best all-round academic and clinical performance by a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.

Matrix Surgical Award
A prize of $100 and a certificate to be awarded annually to the highest achieving student from the Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice (Perioperative) specialising in the Intraoperative Nursing Stream, in Unit HNN744.

Novo Nordisk Award
A prize of a $200 book voucher and a certificate to the highest achieving student for the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education.


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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment - prizes and awards

Coltman Prize
Awarded to a higher degree by research (HDR) student undertaking research in the field of biomedical science. The Coltman Prize recognises outstanding ability and achievement. The prize is valued at $3000 and is awarded as a cash payment. To be eligible for the prize applicants must be enrolled in a higher degree by research program within the Faculty of Science and Technology.

The Bennett Research Scholarship
An award of $10,000 per annum is made to an outstanding student undertaking projects in the study of fibres or textiles at the Institute for Frontier Materials.  The recipient must be enrolled in either a research Masters or PhD degree and be an Australian citizen. The duration of the Scholarship is two years for Masters ($20,000) or three years for PhD ($30,000).

Rex Williamson Prize
A prize of $3000 and a certificate is awarded annually to a PhD student in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment whose research involves a significant component of chemistry. The prize will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated research potential and academic merit. The successful recipient will be currently enrolled in PhD studies and have completed an equivalent of two years full-time candidature and are to be currently enrolled in their third year of candidature. Recipients can only receive the Rex Williamson Prize once in their candidature.

School of Architecture and Built Environment
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOBA) Building Research Postgraduate Award
Awarded to an excellent postgraduate student enrolled in the Master of Construction Management by Research.

City of Greater Geelong Landscape Architecture Award
An award of $500 is made annually to the student enrolled in the Master of Landscape Architecture and who achieves the highest aggregate marks in the unit SRR717 Thesis (Landscape Architecture).

Graham Treloar Research Prize
A prize of $500 is awarded annually to the most outstanding HDR student publication in relation to embodied energy and sustainability.

National Trust of Australia (Geelong and Regional Branch) Heritage Award
Two awards of $500 are made annually to students studying at either undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) level in the School of Architecture and Built Environment and who are judged as promoting the value and importance of heritage as part of the built environment. They will have demonstrated in their tertiary education studies a greater understanding of heritage principles and conservation and advance the spirit of the aims and objectives of the National Trust of Australia.

Places Victoria Planning Award
An award of $500 is made annually to the student who achieves the highest aggregate marks in the unit SRM781 Managing Change and Innovation.

The Warralily Urban Design Award
An award of $500 is made annually to the student who achieves the highest aggregate marks in the unit SRD764 Urban Design Studio.

School of Information Technology
Professor of Information Technology Postgraduate Coursework Degree Award
An award of $500 and a certificate is presented to the student who has graduated with either the Master of Information Technology; the Master of Information Technology (Professional); or the Master of Networking and Security and has achieved the highest overall weighted average mark.

Professor of Information Technology Postgraduate Research Degree Award
An award of $500 and a certificate is presented to the PhD student enrolled in the School of Information Technology who has demonstrated the highest research and academic merit. The recipient will have completed an equivalent of two years full-time candidature and be currently enrolled in their third year of study.

School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Loch Postgraduate Research Award
A prize of $1000 is awarded annually to a postgraduate research student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and research endeavour. The successful recipient must be currently enrolled and have completed between 12 and 24 months of their candidature on a full time equivalent basis. Recipients can receive the Loch Postgraduate Research Award only once in their candidature.

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7th January 2014