Annual scholarships and prizes


Junior chemistry

Charles E. Fawsitt prize

Conditions: Proficiency in Chemistry at both Semester 1 and 2 First Year exams

Levey scholarship 2

Conditions: Proficiency in either Chemistry IA and B (SSP), or Chemistry 1A and B (Advanced) or Chemistry 1A and B to a student in Science, Arts or Engineering who is proceeding to Intermediate Chemistry.

Levey scholarship 3

Conditions: As for Levey Scholarship 2


Intermediate chemistry

Slade prize

Conditions: For proficiency in the practical component of both a Semester 1 and a Semester 2 Intermediate Chemistry unit of study.

Iredale prize

Conditions: Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of School to a student for outstanding merit in the units of study CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915 and CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916.

Arthur Hollis Memorial prize

Conditions: Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of School to the student gaining the combined highest marks in the units of study CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915 and CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916.

Australia-USA Foundation prize

Conditions: Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of School to the student enrolled in either CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916 who has previously passed CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915 and whose result shows the most improvement over his/her final semester Junior Chemistry result. The student must be proceeding to Senior Chemistry and must have achieved at least a Credit in CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916.


Senior chemistry

Walter Burfitt scholarship No. 1

Conditions: Awarded on the recommendation of the Head of School, for proficiency in both the Semester 1 and 2 examinations in Senior Chemistry. Must be a Science student proceeding to Chemistry Honours.

G S Caird scholarships (3)

Conditions: Three scholarships may be awarded on the basis of both Semester 1 and 2 examinations in Senior Chemistry to students undertaking Honours projects involving each of Inorganic, Organic, Physical/Theoretical Chemistry, providing their work is of sufficient merit.

Frank E. Dixon scholarship

Conditions: Awarded annually on basis of both Semester 1 and 2 Senior Chemistry examinations. Must be a Science student proceeding to Chemistry Honours.

Inglis Hudson scholarship (3)

Conditions: Awarded on the results of both Semester 1 and 2 Senior Chemistry examinations in the Faculty of Science. Recipients must be undertaking Honours projects involving Organic Chemistry.

Hush prize

Conditions: Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Chemistry for outstanding performance in Senior Chemistry by a student proceeding on to an Honours year in Theoretical Chemistry.

RJW Le Fèvre-DAASN Rao prize for physical chemistry

Conditions: Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of School and the Professors and Associate Professors in Physical Chemistry to the student with the most outstanding performance in Physical Chemistry at the Senior Chemistry level and who is entering Honours in the area of Physical Chemistry.


Honours

Walter J Moore Honours scholarship

The School of Chemistry will each year award up to three Walter J Moore Honours Scholarships valued at $1200 each; the primary consideration will be academic merit. Students must be enrolled in the Honours program in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney at the time the scholarship is awarded, having entered the program in the previous twelve months.

Applicants who already hold a scholarship of equal or higher value at The University of Sydney during their Honours candidature are not eligible. Part-time students are eligible for this award, but when awarded to a part-time student, the scholarship will be paid over two years subject to the recipient's continuing enrolment in the nominated Honours program.

Janet Elspeth Crawford prize in chemistry

Conditions: For the most proficient female student who has completed Chemistry Honours. Degree must be at least Honours 21. Awarded on the recommendation of the Head of School. N.B. The top student must be nominated.

C.H. Wilson prize

Conditions: Awarded to the student graduating in first position with First Class Honours in the area of Organic Chemistry. If no First Class Honours are awarded, the income for the year is to become part of the principal. N.B. The top student must be nominated.

Edna Maude Goulston prize in organic chemistry

Conditions: Awarded annually on the basis of academic merit in the Honours year to a student whose research was carried out in the area of organic chemistry and who is proceeding on to a higher degree in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney. The prize shall be awarded by the Head of the School of Chemistry on the recommendation of a Committee comprising the Professors and Associate Professors in the discipline area organic chemistry.

Agnes Campbell honours prizes

Conditions: For excellence in Organic Chemistry


Postgraduate

George Harris scholarships (3)

Awarded by the George Harris Selection Committee comprising the Head of School or nominee; the Associate Head (Teaching); the Associate Head (Research); the Director for Postgraduate Studies; the Postgraduate Coordinator; and up to two additional Professors of Chemistry coopted by the Committee to a student who has completed two years study towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for their contribution to the research and teaching activities in the School of Chemistry, provided the candidates contributions are of sufficient merit.

Agnes Campbell postgraduate prizes

Conditions: For excellence in Organic Chemistry

Established in I996 by a bequest from Jack Campbell Norrie to provide a prize or prizes in the Honours and other postgraduate years for excellence in Organic Chemistry. The name of each prize shall be the Agnes Campbell Prize. Each prize shall be awarded on academic merit for excellence in the field of Organic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry either in the Honours Year (Agnes Campbell Honours Prize) or during a Masters or PhD candidature (Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize). The prizes shall be awarded by the Head of the School of Chemistry on the recommendation of a Committee comprising the Professors and Associate Professors in the discipline area Organic Chemistry. The Committee will determine the number and value of prizes, taking into account the availability of funding.

John A Lamberton research scholarships

These Scholarships are to provide financial support for postgraduate scholars of exceptional ability who are working toward higher degrees at the University of Sydney in areas emanating from and inspired by the work of Dr John A Lamberton or in the area of science aimed at chemical understanding of brain function and malfunction. Scholarships shall be awarded in two categories:

(1) Areas emanating from and inspired by the work of Dr John A Lamberton (whose main research interests were in the chemistry of many classes of natural products, especially alkaloids) leading to greater understanding of the relationships between chemical structure and biological activity.

(2) Areas of science aimed at the chemical understanding of brain function and malfunction.

Depending on available funding and the number of successful applicants, Scholarships shall either provide a full stipend valued at or above the APA rate or shall be Supplementary Scholarships.

The R J W Le Fèvre research Travelling scholarship

The aim of this scholarship is to give an outstanding female postgraduate student enrolled in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney the opportunity to present a paper or poster dealing with her research at a major international conference. One or more scholarships shall be awarded each year, unless in the view of the Selection Committee there are no applications of sufficient merit. Subject to the funds available, the value of each scholarship shall be determined by the Selection Committee to take into account the travel, conference and subsistence expenses of the student.

Bruce Veness Chandler research scholarship in food chemistry

Established in 2004 by a bequest of $400,000 from the residual estate of Bruce Veness Chandler. The purpose of the bequest was to encourage research involving the application of the knowledge of chemistry to the study of any aspect of food; the subject and the approach to be such that the research could lead to scientific papers. The aim of the scholarship is to foster research and to recognise and encourage excellence amongst postgraduate candidates working in the field of Food Chemistry in the School of Chemistry. The following conditions apply:

  1. The Scholarship shall be known as the Bruce Veness Chandler Research Scholarship in Food Chemistry No. 1.
  2. The Scholarship shall be awarded at the postgraduate level to an applicant who is a full-time candidate enrolled in a higher research degree in the School of Chemistry working in the area of Food Chemistry and shall be tenable at the University of Sydney only.
  3. The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and outstanding research potential.
  4. The number and value of the Scholarships shall be determined by the Selection Committee and shall depend on the funds available and the merit of the applications.
  5. The Scholarship shall be awarded by a Selection Committee comprising the Head of the School of Chemistry (or nominee), the Director of Postgraduate Studies plus a representative from the academic staff of the School working in the field of Food Chemistry.
Surface Coatings Association Australia scholarship

Established in 2002 from matching contributions by the Surface Coatings Association Australia and the University, the purpose of this scholarship is to foster the further advancement of education in coating fields.

The Scholarship shall be awarded to a student as a postgraduate top-up scholarship under the following conditions:

  1. The student must be enrolled in the MSc or PhD degree within the School of Chemistry and working in the area of surface coatings (including pigments, polymers, corrosion, weathering, adhesion and methods of manufacture).
  2. The student must be a current holder (or expect to hold) a postgraduate scholarship (APA, UPA, Gritton or equivalent).
  3. The student shall be chosen on merit by the Selection Committee comprising the Head of School of Chemistry or nominee, the Director of the Key Centre for Polymer Colloids, the Director of Postgraduate Studies or nominee and a nominee of the Surface Coatings Association Australia.
  4. The scholarship will be for one year and its value shall be determined by the Selection Committee.
The Dr Joan R Clark scholarships

The Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarships are supported by the income from gifts by Dr Joan R Clark, a distinguished mineral crystallographer who was formerly on the staff of the United States Geological Survey. Dr Clark's gifts were made in appreciation of her visit to the School of Chemistry as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in chemical crystallography in 1962. Scholarships are available for PhD candidates whose research topic is mainly in the area of inorganic chemistry and, in keeping with the donor’s scientific interests, preference shall be given to applicants whose research includes the determination of inorganic chemical structures by diffraction or other physical techniques. The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist a postgraduate student proceeding to a Doctorate in the School of Chemistry to undertake research in connection with his/her doctoral thesis topic at a leading university or research institution overseas for a period of not less than six weeks. The value of the scholarship will be determined on a case-by-case basis, but it is intended that it will be sufficient to cover the student’s expenses for return travel and subsistence during a continuous residence of between six and twenty-six weeks. As a guide, travel costs up to $3,000, appropriate additional conference expenses (where these have been granted as part of the Scholarship), and living expenses up to $650 per week (lower rate for longer visits) have been granted. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.