The Neil Archbold Memorial Travel Award and Medal
The closing date for applications is 5pm, 31 July 2013
Who was Neil Archbold?
Professor Neil Archbold BA MSc PhD Melb, was an eminent scholar who was actively involved in all facets of research and research training at Deakin University.
Professor Archbold was Professor and Personal Chair in Palaeontology at the School of Ecology and Environment and the coordinator of Earth Sciences at Deakin University. He was the author of 160 scholarly publications, was awarded Australian Research Council grants of over $1m and was a long-standing member of the Royal Society of Victoria and that body’s president from 2001 to 2004. Professor Archbold was the Chair of the Academic Board’s Higher Degrees by Research Subcommittee from 2003 to his death in November 2005.
The Award and Medal
Neil Archbold Memorial Travel Awards are to be awarded each year to the two Deakin University higher degree by research candidates who produce the best peer-reviewed journal articles:
- One award will be made available to a candidate in the sciences (in recognition of Professor Archbold’s home discipline). This category is NOT restricted to applicants from the Faculty of Science and Technology.
- The second award will be made available to a candidate in the humanities/social sciences.
The travel awards, of $3000 each, are to be used during candidature for research-related travel.
The winners will also be presented with a medal at graduation or some other significant event.
- Applicants must have completed at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) higher degree by research candidature at Deakin University by the closing date for applications.
- Only peer-reviewed journal articles which have been published or received final approval for publication will be considered. (Peer-reviewed conference papers will not be considered.)
- The journal article must have been completed since candidature commenced.
- A copy of the journal article must be submitted with the application.
- An applicant may submit only one journal article per round.
- The article must be based on original research (review papers are not acceptable) and the applicant must have been the main contributor.
- A copy of the journal article as well as evidence that the article has been published or received final approval for publication must be provided by the application closing date. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide this evidence.
- All supporting statements and endorsements must be obtained by the applicant prior to lodging the application.
Selection of Winners
The winners will be selected by the Scholarships Subcommittee at its meeting in September each year. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in September.
Please complete the Application Form (169 KB) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the Terms and Conditions (84 KB) of this award.
For further information, please contact the Research Scholarships Officer (Ph. 03 5227 2564/ Email. email@example.com) (26 KB)