The Allen Kerr Postgraduate Prize commemorates the
significant contribution to research in plant pathology made by
Professor Allen Kerr AO,
recipient of the inaugural Australia Prize. The award is made at the
APPS biennial conference and is open to postgraduate student members
of APPS undertaking original research relevant to Australasia.
Call for Nominations
Nominations for this prestigious Award
are called 3 months prior to a conference.
Rules for Nomination:
A. The prize will be awarded by the
Society for the best piece of original research relevant to
Australasia by a postgraduate student in the field of plant
pathology. The prize will normally be awarded on the basis of
publication in a refereed journal(s).
B. Only candidates who are financial
members of the Society at the time of nomination will be eligible
for the award.
C. Candidates must have completed the
research not more than five years previous to the closing date for
nominations. The same piece of work cannot be considered twice for
D. The prize shall be known as the
Australasian Plant Pathology Society's Allen Kerr Postgraduate Prize
in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Allen Kerr AO
to the field of plant pathology.
E. The prize shall consist of a medal
inscribed with the name of the recipient, a certificate, and $500
F. Presentation of the prize shall take
place at an APPS Biennial conference.
G. While attendance at the conference is
desirable, it is not obligatory for award of the prize.
H. Candidates will normally be nominated
by a supervisor, but non-supervisors may nominate candidates.
Nominators should however be members of APPS. Candidates may not
I. Nominations must be submitted on an
official nomination form. Four copies of this form, together with
four copies of published material must be submitted to the APPS
J. Nominations will be assessed by a
panel of 3 or 4 judges appointed biennially by the APPS Management
Committee, after consultation with the organising committee of the
Biennial conference. There should be no conflict of interest between
judges and the nominees. Additional expert opinions may be solicited
by the panel to help them reach a decision. The Management Committee
retains the right to appoint an ex officio member to the judging
panel. This member will be in addition to the appointed judges.
K. The decision of the judging panel is
final and appeals will not be considered unless it can be
demonstrated to the APPS Management Committee that correct
procedures were not followed.
L. The Management Committee has the
right to refuse to grant a prize if the judging panel advises that
the work of the nominees is not of sufficiently high standard to
justify the granting of a prize.
Nominations will close 16 weeks prior to the beginning of the