2019 Best CIE HDR Research Paper, Science Outreach and Presentations Awards

Dear CIE HDR students,

An important part of the annual CIE conference is to seek out and acknowledge your fantastic research. So If you have a recent research effort, please send it through for consideration into the 2019 Best CIE HDR Research Awards.

We have four research award categories:

The two usual customers:

1. Best reviewed research paper (a manuscript that has undergone part, or all of the external peer review process)

2. Best unreviewed research paper (a pre-submitted, or submitted manuscript, lacking any input from peer-review feedback)

Award Rules:

  • Entries are open to all CIE HDR students.
  • Published papers must have been published after October 2018.
  • Papers should reflect research undertaken as part of your current CIE HDR candidature.
  • Papers will be judged, scored and ranked by a panel of CIE academics.
  • Please email papers(stating category) or submissions to Tim Jessop (t.Jessop@deakin.edu.au) before September 20th to be in the running.
  • Winners will be contacted by email at the end of September.

And a new award:

3. Best CIE HDR award for science outreach

  • Here we are looking for great examples of how you are translating and communicating your science for the benefit of the broader community and ideally having an impact beyond the ivory towers of academia! I am leaving this vague in its interpretation to allow for the broadest consideration of your research outreach efforts (e.g. might or might not include an account of how your science helped Nuns in Mexico sustainably harvest endangered salamanders to make cough syrup).
  • If you would like to enter, please send me a brief email, in which and using no more than 200 words, describe your science outreach efforts.
  • Again please email submissions to Tim Jessop (t.Jessop@deakin.edu.au) before September 20th.
  • The Winner will be contacted by email at the end of September.

If these do not appeal, and because you are all presenting then you automatically qualify for the:

4. Best Presentation Awards

  • The CIE will also be giving out awards the for best female and best male HDR candidate presentations at the conference.

Guidelines for the talk presentations:

  • In preparation for your talk, we ask that you follow the strict guideline below. This would ensure that our schedule runs on time and allows for all talks to be accommodated on the day.
  • Student talks will run for 4.5 minutes and then 30-seconds for changeover.
  • In addition, there will be time at the end of each cluster of talks, for Q&A, and this will depend on how many talks are scheduled – as we approach closer to the conference date, we will know better and a final schedule will be sent to all.

The winner of each category:

  • Will be awarded a voucher and certificate.
  • The winners of the research papers and the science outreach award will also each be given a 10-minute presentation slot to discuss their research within a combined 30-minute keynote speaker address at the conference.

We look forward to receiving many entries and hearing great presentations across different categories!

(Sent on behalf of Dr Tim Jessop. Feel free to contact him directly for more information)