The AMOS Regional Award for Academic Achievement is given each year for excellence in undergraduate study towards a degree with a substantial component of Atmospheric Science, Climatology or Oceanography, and would normally be awarded for academic results obtained during the second year, third year, honours or Masters by coursework. Those students completing a degree by research (e.g. PhD or Masters by research) would not be eligible, as they are instead eligible for the Uwe Radok Award.
The elements of the awards are:
- There will be one award for each Regional Centre to be awarded each year.
- The winner of the award in each state will receive the $250 plus one year’s membership of AMOS.
- The winner in each state will also be announced at the official dinner at the AMOS Annual Conference, and posted on the Society’s web site.
- The winner in each state may also be invited to give a presentation at a Regional Centre meeting. This would normally only apply if the winner is an honours / Masters student and not be appropriate for second and third year students.
The nomination process is as follows:
- The criteria for the award will be based primarily on student undergraduate results.
- Students can be nominated by any AMOS member or fellow who is also an academic at an Australian university and is a lecturer or more senior.
- Short nominations (one page) should be submitted to the Awards Sub-Committee in each Regional Centre and must be received by 31st December. This committee will select the winner by 1st February the next year.
- The nomination form should consist of a statement of academic results achieved to date along with any other evidence of excellence in academic achievement.