PhD Student Prizes

Each year the School of Biological Sciences recognises our outstanding Postgraduate students through presentation of the following prizes.

  • Denis and Maisie Carr Award and Travel Grant ($5,000 - $3,000 research support and $2,000 stipend top up)
  • Outstanding Publication Award ($400 - 1st prize, $200 - 2nd prize)

The Denis and Maisie Carr Award and Travel Grant

The Denis and Maisie Carr Award and Travel Grant is to support original botanical research by a promising graduate student in the School of Biological Sciences.

Denis John Carr (1915-2008) was a Professor (ANU) from 1968.  He was active in the study of the role of hormones, particularly gibberellins and auxin, in plant development.

Stella Grace M. (Maisie) Carr (1912-1988) was an ecologist (University of Melbourne) best remembered for her work on the Bogong High Plains during the 1940s.

Later in their careers, Denis and Maisie Carr named many eucalypts, particularly bloodwoods (Corymbia) species, including Corymbia dampieri in 1987.

Following Maisie's death in 1988, Professor Carr established a bequest in her honour, to support original botanical research by a promising student at Monash University.


Outstanding Publication Award

This award is to recognise the outstanding contribution by a graduate research student to the authorship of a quality scholarly research output in the School of Biological Sciences.