The National Museum of Australia and the Australian Academy of Science through its National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science invite submissions for the inaugural
National Museum of Australia Student Prize for the History of Australian Science 2006
The Prize will be a certificate and $2,500.
Closing date for submissions 30 April 2006.
The prize will be awarded for original unpublished research undertaken whilst enrolled as a student (postgraduate or undergraduate) at any tertiary educational institution.
a) The research should be presented as an essay not exceeding 8,000 words in length (exclusive of endnotes). Essays must be written in English and fully documented following the style specified for the Australian Academy of Science’s journal, Historical Records of Australian Science.
b) Essays may deal with any aspect of the history of Australian science, pure or applied, or its cultural influences. The winning entry will be considered for publication in Historical Records of Australian Science.
c) The judging panel will have three members:
- Chair (or nominee), National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science (Chair of panel).
- Editor (or nominee), Historical Records of Australian Science.
- Director of Research (or nominee), National Museum of Australia.
Attach a cover sheet to your essay indicating:
- Full name
- Contact details (postal and e-mail addresses and telephone number)
- Title of submission
- University course (and year of course if undergraduate)
- Student number
Your essay must also be accompanied by a letter from your academic supervisor, head of department, or dean of studies, attesting that your essay meets the eligibility criterion set out above.
Please send three hard copies of your submission and an electronic copy on disk to the Librarian, Australian Academy of Science, GPO Box 783, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia, to be received by the closing date.
Entries will not be returned. Judges’ decisions are final.
The winner will be contacted by mail and/or e-mail, and will be announced on the websites of the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Academy of Science in June 2006.