The Society’s Phil Carne Prize is aimed at fostering high quality entomological research in young scientists. The name of the prize celebrates contributions made by Dr Phil Carne to the science of entomology and the Australian Entomological Society.
The prize is a certificate and also includes cash remuneration to the value of $1500. Finalists in the competition are selected by assessment of the submitted entries and all finalists are invited to present their papers at the Society’s Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference. A maximum of $1000 for each finalist will be provided towards conference expenses (registration, travel, accommodation) on receipts. The finalist presentations will be assessed and a Phil Carne Prize winner selected.
The following is a note on past recipients: from 1986 to 1989, the prize was known as the ‘AES Student Award for Outstanding Research’. Geoff Allen, Kate Mossop and Ross Lardner were awarded the prize under that name. Prior to 1986, it was known simply as the ‘AES Student Award’. In 1990, it became the Phil Carne Prize.
The prize is open to any honours or postgraduate student enrolled in an Australian University, either full-time or part-time, who has not submitted their thesis by the closing date.
Entrants have to be members of the Australian Entomological Society.
Entries for the prize should be in the form of a scientific paper that deals with research on any entomological topic (or allied group of terrestrial organisms such as mites or spiders). The paper can be in the form of a scientific manuscript ready for publication, a paper that has been accepted for publication or a paper published since the beginning of the previous year to the closing date, but must result from the student’s higher degree studies.
Entries are to be the sole work of the entrant, apart from the normally accepted input of academic supervisors, and are to be based on work undertaken while enrolled as a student. A committee of at least three people, to be appointed by the Society's President, will judge the overall scientific merit of each entry and a list of finalists selected. The finalists will be supported to attend the Society's conference in that year to present their paper and the presentation will form part of the assessment of the winner.
Download the application form below, complete the form and create a scanned copy and send it, together with a pdf of your paper, to the email specified on the application form no later than 31 August each year.
|2020||Vivek Kempraj||Macquarie University|
|2019||Braxton Jones||Macquarie University|
|2018||Xuankun Li||Australian National University|
|2017||Melissa Houghton||University of Tasmania|
|2016||Isobel Ronai||University of Sydney|
|2015||Thomas White||Macquarie University|
|2014||Nicholas Fountain-Jones||University of Tasmania|
|2013||Scott Fabricant||Macquarie University|
|2012||Matthew Hill||University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC|
|2011||Melanie Schneemilch||University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA|
|2009||Kylie Anderson||James Cook University, Cairns, Qld|
|2008||Katherine Barry||Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW|
|2007||Sagrario Gamez-Virues||University of Sydney, Orange, NSW|
|2006||Birgit Löcker||University of Sydney, Orange, NSW|
|2005||Rod Eastwood||Griffith University, Qld|
|2003||Michelle Schiffer||La Trobe University, Vic|
|2002||Paul Grundy||South Australia|
|2001||Darrell J. Kemp||James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland|
|2000||Shaun Winterton||University of Queensland|
|1998||Martin Steinbauer||University of Tasmania, Hobart|
|1996||Lindsay Baggen||University of Sydney, Orange, NSW|
|1995||Bijan Hatami||University of Adelaide, South Australia|
|1994||Stuart Simmons||Curtin University, Western Australia|
|1993||Gary Taylor||University of Adelaide, South Australia|
|1992||Ann Scougall||Curtin University, Western Australia|
|1991||Scott Field||University of Adelaide, South Australia|
|1990||Tim Heard||Indooroopilly, Queensland|
|1989||Geoff Allen||University of Adelaide, South Australia|
|1987||Ross Lardner||South Australia|
|1979||Tony Molyneux||Brookfield, Queensland|
|1977||Mrs J.A. Smith||Queenstown, Tasmania|
|1976||Mr C. Haller||North Baldwyn, Victoria|
|1975||Anne C. Frodsham||University of Sydney|
|1972*||Mr D.J. Rogers (undergraduate)||University of Queensland|
|Mr J.E.N. Veron (postgraduate)||University of New England|
|1971||Peter Allsopp||University of Queensland|
*Two awards were made in 1972 to support students attending the 1972 International Congress in Canberra