Applications are now open for the 2021 SCB Oceania Student Publication Award. This year, we also are thrilled to announce a new student award, the SCBO Science for Impact award. The closing date for both awards is the 10th May 2021. We will not be awarding a student presentation award in 2021.
Student publication award
To be considered for the student publication award, papers must be first-authored by a student member of the SCB Oceania Section, with a publication date between April 2020 and April 2021. Each member may only submit one publication to be considered for the award. Papers will be judged by the Board on their scientific merit, clarity, innovativeness, and relevance to conservation and management. The winner(s) will be awarded SCB membership or registration to an upcoming SCB conference.
To be considered for the student paper award, e-mail a pdf of your paper and proof of your student status (e.g. a photo / scan of your student ID) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th May 2021.
SCBO Science for Impact award
This award will recognise commitment made by a student to go above and beyond the academic requirements of their degree, to have an impact on conservation practice, policy, or education. The Science for Impact award prize is AUD $500.
Possible examples of impact include (but are not limited to):
- Direct partnership with, or communication of research findings to, conservation practitioners, which influenced their management strategies or day-to-day actions.
- Authorship of policy briefs, or other evidence of a commitment to science promotion within the policy sphere
- Significant public outreach or science communication efforts, e.g. involvement in community science events, media work, development of materials for schools.
SCB Oceania is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. To do this, we need award nominations from outstanding students from all locations within Oceania, all backgrounds, and all genders.
Best of luck!