Faculty of Science Prizes

The following prizes are awarded to students in the Faculty of Science. This list is not exhaustive and is currently being updated.

Faculty of Science Prizes

Mrs Elva Rae Talented Mathematics Student Award

Background:

Established in 2014 with a gift from Peter Rae, son of Mrs Elva Mary Rae (nee Check), to encourage and support talented female mathematics and statistics students to reach their full potential in the mathematical sciences.

Elva Mary Check graduated from The University of Sydney in 1949 and went on to a successful career as a biometrician.

Open to:

Candidates must be female students in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney who have, in the year of award, enrolled in at least 24 credit points of Advanced MATH or STAT units of study at Intermediate or higher level.

Candidates must have completed at least one semester of university study and must not have satisfied the conditions for the award of any undergraduate degree at the time of award of this Prize.

Value: Up to $1,500. Value may vary from year to year.
Awarded: Awarded annually based on prior academic merit.
To Apply: No application required.  Eligible candidates are considered automatically.
Outcome: Recipients are advised by email in due course.
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Helen Beh Citizenship Award

Background:

Established in 1997 in honour of Professor Helen Beh and her services to the Faculty of Science and the University of Sydney, this prize is awarded to undergraduate students who have contributed significantly to the Faculty of Science’s non-academic activities and interests.

Open to: Applicants must have been enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree course in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney in the year of award.
  The Prize will be awarded based on the applicant’s contributions to the Faculty of Science’s non-academic and / or science outreach activities.
  Applicants will also require endorsement from an academic staff member from the Faculty of Science. Applicants are required to upload (a) their CV and (b) a letter of support from the endorsing academic.
Value: $500
Opens: December 2019, date to be confirmed.
Closes: February 2010, date to be confirmed.
To Apply: APPLY HERE when open.
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Dean's Award for Citizenship and Outreach

Background:

Established in 2000 by the Dean of Science, this prize is awarded to postgraduate students who have contributed to the Faculty of Science’s non-academic activities and interests.

Open to: Applicants must have been enrolled full-time in a postgraduate coursework or research degree course in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney in the year of award.
  The Prize will be awarded based on contributions to the Faculty of Science’s non-academic activities and interests and / or to science outreach activities.
  Applicants will also require endorsement from an academic staff member from the Faculty of Science. Applicants are required to upload (a) their CV and (b) a letter of support from the endorsing academic.
Value: $1000
Opening: December 2019, date to be confirmed.
Closing: February 2020, date to be confirmed.
To Apply:  APPLY HERE when open.
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Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Background: Established in 2007, the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement is awarded to postgraduate research students in recognition of outstanding achievement in research publication.
Open to: Students must have commenced their candidature in either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Masters by Research in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney in the year of award, or one of the two preceding years.

Students whom have been a lead/primary author of a significant, high-quality peer reviewed publication that was submitted for publication no less than 6 months from the official commencement of their PhD or Masters by Research, and was accepted for publication within 36 months of commencing studies. Flexibility may be offered to students who, because of serious illness or misadventure, had to suspend their studies for a period of up to 6 months, but only at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Science.

Value:
This Prize has a value of $500 and will be paid as a one off payment.
Awarded: Up to 10 Prizes are awarded annually based on prior academic merit
  • One prize to the nominee of the School of Chemistry.
  • One prize to the nominee of the School of Geosciences.
  • One prize to the nominee of the School of History and Philosophy of Science.
  • Up to three prizes to the top ranked nominees of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
  • One prize to the nominee of the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • One prize to the nominee of the School of Physics.
  • One prize to the nominee of the School of Psychology.
  • One prize to the nominee of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.
To Apply:  Eligible candidates are nominated by the School.
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