Thesis prizes

Chancellor's Prize

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.


Winners (2018)

Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences

  • Anne Caithleen Storr (Melbourne Law School)
    "Nauru: international status, imperial form, and the histories of international law”
  • Simone Ann Slee (VCA and MCM)"'Help a sculpture' and other abfunctional potentials"

Science and Engineering

  • Andreas Julius Stroehlein (Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences)
    "Kinomes of selected parasitic helminths - fundamental and applied implications"
  • Rebecca Kate Leane (School of Physics)"Phenomenology of particle dark matter"

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

  • Benjamin Wen Yeow Teh (The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology)"Advancing the risk prediction and effective management of infection in patients with myeloma in the era of novel therapies"
  • Emma Elizabeth Nolan (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research)"The identification of novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in BRCA1-mutation carriers"

See past winners


Other opportunities

There are many other opportunities available. Check the full list of awards, scholarships and prizes.

List of Awards, Scholarships and Prizes


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