PhD Thesis Award 2023

Applications for the 2023 PhD Thesis Award have now closed.

The SHSOV PhD Thesis Award is awarded annually at the SHSOV AGM.

In 2023, the award will be renamed the 2023 Di Tibbits Award for Best Thesis in Sexual and Reproductive Health, in honour of the late Di Tibbits, who had a long history contributing to the SHSOV and to sexual health more broadly.

See below for eligibility criteria.

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Eligibility Requirements
Required application documentation
How to Apply
Application form (direct download)

Eligibility Requirements:
1. The nominee has been awarded a doctorate (e.g. PhD, DrPH) within the last 3 years (i.e. between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2022).
2. The nominee must complete a doctorate at a Victorian education institution in Australia.
3. The nominee has not been a previous recipient of this award.
4. The nominee agrees to give a 5-minute presentation at the 2023 SHSOV Annual General Meeting if they were awarded (usually held in April or May).
5. Nominees can self-nominate or be nominated by their supervisor, colleague or any member of the public.

Selection Criteria:
· Originality, novelty and impact of the research
· Quality of the PhD thesis or publications
· Potential translation into changes in health policy, public health, clinical practice or commercialisation

Required Application Documents:
1. Completed and signed application form (please see attached)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A copy of a doctoral testamur or conferral letter
4. One signed letter of support – the letter should be no longer than one page

One winner will be awarded each year. The winner will receive a certificate and a free SHSOV membership for 12 months. The winner will be announced at the 2023 SHSOV Annual General Meeting.

How to apply:
Please combine the application form and all required documents into ONE single PDF file with the file name “SURNAME_2023SHSOVAward.pdf”.

All applications must be submitted to SHSOV by 5pm on the 28th of February, 2023 (Tuesday) with the subject line “2023 Best PhD Thesis Award”.

Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered, including those missing required documents.