Awards, Prizes and Grants
The Society offers a number of different awards, prizes and grants. These pages also lists the State Divisional awards, prizes and grants.
This award aims at fostering and rewarding excellence in acoustics. The entries will be judged on demonstrated innovation from within any field of acoustics. The prizes include a trophy and a gift to the value of $1,500 to the winner. For further details, please click here.
The Australian Academy of Science is a private organisation of some 370 of Australia's leading research scientists, elected for their personal contributions to science.
The Academy recognises research excellence by conferring medals and awards on younger scientists and recognises lifetime contributions to specific disciplines by more senior scientists.
You are invited to nominate candidates for the prestigious awards of the Australian Academy of Science. For further details, please click here.
The Australian Acoustical Society (AAS) Education Grant has been established to encourage and enhance the study of acoustics in Australia and in particular to encourage research in acoustics. The main criterion is the likely benefit that the successful completion of the proposed project will provide for acoustics, for the AAS and for its members.
Examples of projects likely to be viewed favourably include:
- one whose outcomes would enable a significant number of AAS members to resolve community or environmental problems more satisfactorily;
- one which involves collaboration between education/research institutions and industry based organisations;
- one which would produce good publicity for the AAS and for the science and practice of acoustics in Australia;
- one which enhances the quality or quantity of educational offerings in acoustics in Australia.
Projects will be judged on their originality and their likelihood of successful completion within reasonable timeframes. The multiplier effect of having partial funding from other sources will also appeal to the judges. However, the AAS remains interested in funding projects that may not proceed without AAS funding. If the proposal involves funds from a number of sources, it should be made clear how the AAS contribution would be acknowledged. The potential for the outcomes to be published in Acoustics Australia and/or presented at the annual conferences and technical meetings of the Society would be viewed favourably.
The grant is open to educational institutions, companies and organisations and individuals for the purpose of financing special acoustic projects, providing scholarships, assisting projects with the purchase of software and equipment or any other worthwhile use involving acoustics. Applications for the purchase of software and equipment by government and commercial organisations will be considered on a case by case basis but may be considered unfavourably unless consideration is given to hiring equipment.
The total grant of $15,000.00 may be split between several projects. Thus applicants should not assume that they would necessarily receive all the available funding if their application was successful and should not necessarily request the maximum amount of the award.
For further details, please click here.
New South Wales Division
AAS NSW TRAVEL AWARD TO ATTEND INTER.NOISE 2014 IN MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
The NSW Division is pleased to announce the 2014 Travel Grants to attend InterNoise 2014, Melbourne, Victoria, 16-19 November, 2014. Successful awardees will be required to provide a short report (up to 300 words) on their experiences at the Conference for the December 2013 issue of the Acoustics Australia journal.
We are offering three different types of travel awards:
- AAS NSW Travel Award for Research Students in Acoustics to attend InterNoise. Up to three (3) awards to the value of $1000 are open to all research students in acoustics who are AAS student members of the NSW Division as well as research students endorsed by AAS members of the NSW Division. To apply for the Research Student travel award download the form.
- AAS NSW Travel Award for Early Career Researcher in Acoustics to attend InterNoise. An early career researcher is a young professional who has completed his/her doctorate in acoustics in the past five years and is working in a research capacity in the field of acoustics. One (1) award to the value of $1500 is open to all early career researchers in acoustics who are AAS members of the NSW Division. If not already a member, the applicant must apply to become a member of the Australian Acoustical Society before submitting his/her application. To apply for the Early Career Researcher travel award download the form.
- AAS NSW Travel Award for a NSW Division Member to attend InterNoise. One (1) award to the value of $1500 is open to all current AAS NSW Division members who have held membership for 12 months or more. To apply for the NSW Division Member travel award download the form.
Applications close FRIDAY 30TH MAY 2014.
Queensland Divisional Awards
The Queensland Division conducts an awards program to encourage and support education and research in acoustics in Queensland. Awards are granted on an annual basis in two divisions, a schools division and a tertiary division.
The schools division is administered as part of the Queensland Science Contest and is open to students studying at Queensland primary and secondary schools. A $600.00 bursary will be presented for the best entry in the field of acoustics. At the discretion of the judges, this bursary may be split among a number of deserving entries (maximum of five).Division II
The tertiary division consists of awards in three categories:
Category 1: Research Project
Successful bursary awardees, who have a paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Society in the year in which the award is made (or in the year following) are eligible to apply for a further grant of up to $320.00, as a contribution to their registration as a student delegate to the conference.
- The Acoustic Bursary: A bursary of $2000.00 in cash is offered for a proposed 4th year undergraduate or 1st year postgraduate research project.
Submissions close: 5.00 pm, Friday, 28 March 2014.
- The RJ Hooker Bursary: A bursary of $2000.00 in cash will be awarded for a proposed 4th year undergraduate or 1st year postgraduate research projects conducted with substantial industrial participation. This may take the form of a "professional placement" or it may be through the use of acoustical test facilities in industry for purposes critical to project outcomes.
Submissions close: 5.00 pm, Friday, 28 March 2014.
Category 2: Course Work
A book prize of $200.00 will be awarded to the most outstanding student in the acoustics component of a relevant undergraduate or 1st year postgraduate degree subject.
Currently four courses are supported for purposes of the Category 2 Bursary:
Category 3: Travel Bursaries
- MECH3250 Engineering Acoustics and
- AUDL7800 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics at UQ;
- ENB314 Industrial Noise and Vibrations at QUT;
- ME3511 Dynamics and Acoustics at JCU.
The Colin G Speakman Travel Bursaries
Three (3) bursaries of up to $1200 are provided to assist with travel and registration costs associated with attendance at INTERNOISE 2014 Improving the World through Noise Control, the 43rd International National Congress on Noise Control Engineering, to be held in Melbourne, Victoria 16 -19 November 2014.
Submissions close: 5.00 pm, Friday, 28 August 2014.
The awards are open to tertiary students studying full or part time at a Queensland university in subjects relevant to the field of acoustics.
In recognition of the contributions of David Bies to the science and practice of and education in acoustics, the South Australian Division of the Australian Acoustical Society has resolved to establish a Prize to recognise outstanding contributions in these areas.
The Prize shall be made available each year and may be awarded to a member(s) of the Australian Acoustical Society who is/are an acoustical practitioner(s) in South Australia, or has/have made a meritorious contribution to the discipline in South Australia.
Nominations can be made via written correspondence to the AAS SA Division, see SA division prize page for more details.
A prize of $1000 will be awarded for the best student project in acoustics and/or vibration completed at a Western Australian tertiary institution during 2013.
This prize has been set up to encourage tertiary students to undertake projects in this interesting and challenging field.The winning student(s) will be asked to present a talk on their project at a meeting of the WA Division of the Australian Acoustical Society, at which the prize will be presented.
Students are eligible to enter if they will complete or have completed an undergraduate, honours, masters by coursework, or postgraduate diploma project relevant to any aspect of acoustics and/or vibration at a Western Australian tertiary institution in 2013. Masters by research and PhD students are not eligible.
Acoustics is a broad field, so there is plenty of scope for interesting projects in areas such as:
- architectural and building acoustics
- underwater acoustics,
- musical acoustics
- biological acoustics
- noise and vibration control
- vibration and structural dynamics
- environmental noise
- industrial noise
- hearing and speech physiology
- occupational health
- etc. etc.
- A copy of the final project report(s). Where two or more students complete a project as a team, but write separate reports, then all reports should be submitted.
- A short statement specifically addressing the judging criteria below.
- A statement from the student's project supervisor supporting the entry.
Entry DeadlineEntries must be received by 5pm, Friday 8th November 2013.
- Scientific merit
- Potential impact of results
- Novelty of approach
- Relevance to acoustic field of study
The judges will also take into account the quality of the project report(s), particularly the clarity of the writing and the presentation and discussion of results.
The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
AAS WA Young Scientist Award for Research Students
To assist with attendance at “Acoustics 2013 Victor Harbor: Science Technology and Amenity” conference 17-20 Nov 2013
The Western Australian Division of the Australian Acoustical Society (AAS) is offering awards of up to $500 for research students who are under 35 years of age, to assist their attendance at the Acoustics 2013 Victor Harbor conference. Successful awardees will be required to provide a short written report (200 to 500 words) to the WA Division on their experiences at the Conference. This report may be summarised for inclusion in Acoustics Australia.
The award is to be spent towards the conference registration fee and/or travel to and from the conference. Evidence of attendance must be provided prior to payment of the award – such as a copy of conference registration receipt.
The award is open to all research students who are AAS members, or who have applied for AAS membership (student, associate or member grade) of the WA Division, and who are presenting a paper at the conference.
Confirmation of your received application will be emailed to you within 48 hours.
Amounts awarded may vary and will be at the absolute discretion of the AAS WA Division committee, pending number of applicants. The decision of the AAS WA Division committee will be final.
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