The Royal Society of New South Wales has a long tradition of encouraging and supporting scientific research and leading intellectual life in the State. The Council of the Royal Society has established the Royal Society of New South Wales Scholarships in order to acknowledge outstanding achievements by young researchers.
Applications for Royal Society of New South Wales Scholarships are sought from candidates working in a science related field within New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory. There is no restriction with respect to field of study and up to three Scholarships will be awarded each year. Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia. Applicants must be enrolled as research students at a University in NSW or the ACT.
There is no application form but your application should include a statement of the significance of your project, an abstract of your work (about 500 words) and a brief curriculum vitae, including details of your undergraduate study and any professional experience. Be sure to enclose a list of your publications. A statement of support from your supervisor, confirming details of your candidature must be included. The closing date for applications is 30th September of each year. The applications will be considered by a selection committee appointed by the Council of the Society and the decision will be made before the end of October. The decision of the committee is final. The scholarships will be awarded on merit.
The award consists of a certificate acknowledging your achievement, a $500 prize and a complimentary year of membership of the Society. The winners will be expected to deliver a short presentation of their work at the general meeting of the Society in December and a paper for the Society's Journal. The awards will be presented at this meeting.
Application information can be downloaded from Royal Society of NSW Scholarships
Closing Date: 30 September of each year.
|2000||Louise van der Weyden|
|Not awarded from 2001-2007.|
|2012||Ms Jendi Kepple is enrolled in a PhD program at the University of New South Wales, working on the research topic
"Robust Design of Imperfection Sensitive Composite Launcher Structures/Stiffened Composite Panels",
with Professor Gangadhara Prusty. Her research is contributing to the European space program through the
DESICOS Project "New Robust Design Guidelines for Imperfection Sensitive Composite Launcher
Ms Anwen Krause-Heuer is in the third year of a part-time PhD at the University of Western Sydney, under the supervision of Professor Janice Aldrich-Wright. Her studies are in the field of medicinal inorganic chemistry, particularly the development of new cancer drugs based on cis-platin.
Ms Helen Margherita Smith's PhD at the University of Sydney is entitled "Replacing Natives with Exotics: Wildlife Responses to Black Rat Invasion in the Sydney Harbour National Park". The PhD project is closely tied to a Sydney-based conservation program that has reintroduced the native bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) back into the Sydney Harbour National Park, where they had not been seen for more than 100 years.