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
- Frederic Murray KIERNAN (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music)
- Neha MISHRA (Melbourne Law School)
Science and Engineering
- Philippa Jane KAROLY
"Epileptic Seizures: Mechanisms and Forecasting"
- Victoria HEMMING (School of BioSciences)
"Who to trust? Assessing and improving expert judgement in ecological domains"
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
- Simone Louise PARK (Department of Microbiology and Immunology)
"The role of CD8+ tissue-resident memory T cells in melanoma immune surveillance"
- Dinh Son BUI (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health)
"Risk factors for and outcomes of lung function deficits throughout the lifespan"
There are many other opportunities available. Check the full list of awards, scholarships and prizes.