Each year the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science may offer one prize known as the Science Communication Undergraduate Research Prize.
The objective of the prize is to recognise excellence in original research conducted by a third year or honours level science communication student.
The value of the prize awarded is $200.
The prize will be on offer in perpetuity, provided there is funding for it.
Funding for this prize has been provided by donors to the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science Endowment, which was established in 2013.
The award is available each year to an ANU student who:
- is a domestic or international student.
- is enrolled in a program leading to the award of a degree of Bachelor.
- that year completed science communication honours or the third year science communication research project course.
Selection is made on the basis of the highest mark achieved for the major report or thesis documenting original research that was conducted either through science communication honours or the third year science communication research project course. Other factors such as outstanding technical mastery and exceptional academic values in the conduct of the project and in writing about it may also be taken into account. To be considered ‘original research’, the research project that is the subject of the report or thesis must have (i) been designed and implemented by the student, under supervision but demonstrating considerable independence of thought and action; (ii) entailed the collection and analysis of original data while enrolled in the course for which the report or thesis was submitted; and (iii) received institutional ethics approval if it involved human participants.
How to apply
2013 Rudi Spennemann
2014 David Knowles
2015 Jennifer Colley