Gilbert P. Whitley Memorial Student Award

Australian Society for Fish Biology, Inc. (ASFB)


Grant amount: A $600

Deadline: May 4, 2018

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Australia

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Overview:

Gilbert P. Whitley Memorial Student Award

This award is presented to encourage and support high quality oral presentations by students at the Society's annual conference, and includes both a junior and senior category. The award was instated by the Society in honour of the late Gilbert P Whitley, who was one of Australia’s pioneering marine biologists. Born in England in 1903, Whitley migrated to Australia in 1921, where he was Curator of Ichthyology at the Australian Museum for 39 years. He described over 320 species of fishes, and published over 500 technical reports and papers, and five books. Travelling extensively and largely at his own expense, Whitley undertook over 80 trips within Australia and internationally to conferences, museums and to collect fish specimens. You can read the full story of Gilbert Whitley's life and works on the ASFB Hall of Fame.

The award is currently sponsored by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Work presented must deal with fish or fisheries, not necessarily exclusively in Australia.
  • A Junior Award may be made to a student for a presentation of work completed as part of a B.Sc. Honours or M.Sc. preliminary project. Other categories such as Graduate Diploma may be included at the judges' discretion.
  • For a Junior Award, work must be presented during, or within one year of completion of the degree.
  • For a Senior Award, work should be based upon Masters or PhD research presented within 18 months of conferral of the degree
  • This condition may be varied at the discretion of the judges.
  • Any contribution by others to the work presented for the Senior Award must be made clear in the presentation and the application for the award.
  • Applicants for both the Junior and Senior awards must be members of the Society at the time of presentation of the paper.
  • Projects should be at least half completed.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants for both the Junior and Senior awards must be members of the Society at the time of presentation of the paper.