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Nominations Closing Soon: The Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for Physical Sciences

Nominations close 5pm (AEST) 30 June 2019

The Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award is for excellence in scientific research by an early career researcher in the physical sciences. It made possible from the generous bequest to the Society from the estate of the late Dr Phillip Garth Law AC.

The award is open to suitably qualified post-doctoral candidates in the area of the Physical Sciences, which include Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, all branches of Engineering, and related sciences.



Application is open to candidates within seven years (at the deadline of application) of the awarding of their doctorate from a University in the State of Victoria, Australia.  Applicants must either be an Australian Citizen or have Australian Resident Status. The Society will consider adjusting the seven year window for candidates who have spent time as primary carers following their PhD – please contact the Royal Society of Victoria if this applies to you to discuss eligibility.



Open on Tuesday, 1 May, 2019 and close at 5pm on Saturday, 30 June, 2019.

Candidates should nominate themselves.  The application should consist of:

  • A brief Curriculum Vitae (no more than four A4 pages) including full contact details of the applicant.
  • Proof of citizenship or residency status (a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate, citizenship certificate or certificate of permanent residency status).
  • A statement (up to three A4 pages) summarising the applicant’s research contribution and including the names and contact details of two referees.
  • A list of publications in peer reviewed journals.  For multi-authored publications, the contribution of each author should be indicated.



Should be in the form of a single PDF file sent via email and marked for the attention of the Chief Executive Officer at rsv@rsv.org.au .


The Award:

The successful candidate will receive an award certificate and a prize of $3000.

The prize winner will deliver a 45 minute talk on their research to an audience of members of the Royal Society of Victoria and guests on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7pm at the Society’s Hall.


Nominations close 5pm (AEST) 30 June 2019

For more information, visit https://rsv.org.au/awards-and-prizes/dr-phillip-law-ac-post-doctoral-award/