The Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis is awarded each year to up to six nominees. A seventh award may be made to an Indigenous student. You are eligible for nomination if you completed your degree in the previous year.
Nominations are made by faculties on the basis of:
- International recognition and impact of the research
- Publications or other research outputs that arise from or relate to your thesis
- Recognition of the research (by professional organisations, prizes and awards, invitations to conferences, etc).
Preference is given to theses that are passed without amendment. Theses passed with minor amendments may also be considered.
Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences
- Robert Ellis WALTON (Victorian College of the Arts)
- Louise Ann BOX (Culture and Communication)
Science and Engineering
- Emily Jane ROYCROFT (School of BioSciences)
"Phylogenomics, molecular evolution and extinction in the adaptive radiation of murine rodents"
- Nikita Alexeyevich SHEPELIN (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
"3D printing of flexible and efficient polymeric piezoelectric energy conversion materials"
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
- Jonathan KAUFMAN (General Practice)
"Urinary tract infections in young children: optimising diagnosis with effective and cost-effective urine sample collection
- Shalini Ambika AMUKOTUWA (Radiology)
"Advanced imaging techniques in cerebrovascular disease"
- Ngardarb Francine RICHES (Victorian College of the Arts)
"Healing through art: My practice
There are many other opportunities available. Check the full list of awards, scholarships and prizes.