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CALL FOR ENTRIES – Uwe Radok Award for Best PhD Thesis 2021 – Entries close 31 May 2022

Dr Uwe Radok was one of Australia’s pioneers in meteorological and glaciological research. Becoming Head of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Melbourne in 1960, he played a leading role in the development of Australian Antarctic meteorology and glaciology. A meltwater lake in the Prince Charles Mountains in Antarctica has been named the Radok Lake after him.  

In appreciation of Uwe Radok’s achievements, AMOS makes an annual award for the best PhD thesis for the preceding two years in the fields of meteorology, oceanography, glaciology or climatology awarded in Australia.  (Read more)

In light of difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic in preparing nominations during 2021, nominations for PhD theses completed in 2020 will also be accepted in this round of the Uwe Radok award, accompanied by a statement outlining why the nomination was not made in 2021. Only new nominations will be accepted.

The Uwe Radok Award package

  • Invited oral presentation at the next AMOS Conference
  • Award presentation at the next AMOS Conference
  • $1000 prize money
  • Waiver of registration fee for next AMOS Conference
  • Publication of summary paper in AMOS Bulletin

Application instructions

To apply for the Uwe Radok award, candidates are invited to submit a short scientific paper (<2 pages including figures and references) summarising the key outcomes of their research, a pdf version of their thesis and full copies of the examiners reports. The degree must have been awarded by an Australian University. This should be supported by a letter from the supervisor or Head of School which outlines why the PhD is considered outstanding (including a synopsis of any relevant comments from the examiners) and which indicates the extent to which the high quality of the thesis is due to the student themselves rather than to the supervisor(s).

To be eligible for consideration for this round, individuals must have been awarded their PhD (i.e., a final decision made by the awarding university, but not necessarily have graduated) between 1 Jan 2020 and 31 Dec 2021. Submissions will be thoroughly reviewed by an AMOS scientific panel under the criteria of:

a) significance and innovation;
b) approach, methodology and presentation; and
c) potential longer-term benefit.

The academic supervisor may provide a brief statement stating any special effort made by a student from a non-English speaking background.

Download the application form and email awards@amos.org.au (subject Uwe Radok Award) by 31 May 2022.

Note only PhDs awarded in calendar years 2020 and 2021 are eligible for the award this year (2022).

Selection criteria

Submissions will be thoroughly reviewed by an AMOS scientific panel under the criteria of:
a) significance and innovation;
b) approach, methodology and presentation; and
c) potential longer-term benefit.
The academic supervisor may provide a brief statement stating any special effort made by a student from a non-English speaking background. 

If you have any further questions, please email awards@amos.org.au.

Kind regards
AMOS Awards Committee
awards@amos.org.au

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