Award of the Vice-Chancellors research prize/University research prize - guidelines
The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Prize and the University Research Prizes are presented as part of the annual Teaching and Research Awards held at City campus in December. There is one University Research Prize per College. Both types of prize are awarded as recognition for an exemplary HDR thesis or project.
Recipients will receive a certificate as well as having the award coded on the University Student Database, so that the award appears on their formal academic record. The recipient of the Vice Chancellors Prize receives a cheque for $4000, while each College prize recipient receives $1000.
The School of Graduate Research will run a report from ResearchMaster database to determine those students fitting the criteria for the prizes and submit the list of proposed recipients to the Research Committee for confirmation.
In order to be eligible for one of these awards candidates must meet the following criteria:
- They must be Doctoral candidates examined between June the previous year and July in the current year;
- Their thesis/project must have been classified as C1 – ‘Passed, with no requirement for correction or amendment’;
- They must have completed in a timely manner – this will involve a calculation of the time taken from commencement of candidature to submission for examination - Effective Full Time (EFT) years.