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The Alfred Deakin Medals for Doctoral Thesis will be awarded each year to up to four Deakin University doctoral research candidates who produce the most outstanding theses.
A framed Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis will be awarded to the successful candidates at one of the annual graduation ceremonies, and an appropriate endorsement made on their academic record. In addition to a medal, each successful applicant will receive a cash prize of $1000.
Eligible candidates for the Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis must have completed a doctoral degree by research at Deakin University in the previous twelve-month period (calendar year) after only one examination (i.e. must not have undergone a re-examination).
Faculties and Institutes may each nominate up to three doctoral candidates who have completed in the previous twelve-month period. Candidates may not self-nominate.
Faculties and Institutes are asked to consider the following when assessing the excellence of a thesis and nominating a candidate:
The nomination form (64 KB) must be completed and submitted to the Secretary of the Thesis Examination Subcommittee by 5 pm on Wednesday, 19 December 2012.