Australia: ATA Scientific – ATA Scientific Encouragement Award 2022

Australia: ATA Scientific – ATA Scientific Encouragement Award 2022

Scholarship Description:
Under Australia: ATA Scientific – ATA Scientific Encouragement Award 2022 applications are being invited from eligible candidates. Domestic Students, International Students are eligible to apply for this program. The scholarship allows Postgraduate level programm(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at . Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship as per set deadline. The application deadline is 31/03/2022

Subjects offered and Degree Programs:
You can apply for All Subjects taught at

Funded by: ATA Scientific.

Most University students can take part in anonymous surveys to rate the “quality” of their teachers and the course they take. Unfortunately these surveys have also become a platform for increasingly abusive comments that have nothing to do with teaching quality. The impacts on teaching staff can be serious and highly traumatising.

Early career academics, casual staff, women and minorities are especially affected. Positive ratings and comments are often required to ensure their continued employment or promotion.

Question: Should universities persist in employing anonymous surveys? Can you suggest better ways to assess the quality of teaching and courses?

Sponsor Value

First prize winner will receive the $1500 award and two runner up winners will receive $600 each.

Eligibility Criteria

The competition is open to science graduates including Masters, PhD candidates and Post Doc scientists aged 30*or younger who work in the fields of the Life or Material or Chemical or Environmental Sciences** in Australian or New Zealand organisations. We can only accept one entry per person. Winning entries will be posted on our website and Facebook and featured in our newsletter. Payment is conditional upon your supervisor or organisation giving written permission for you to receive this award. The entries will be assessed by a panel of ATA Scientific staff.  *The assessment panel may take into account extenuating circumstances that might provide grounds for consideration outside this age criterion. **As a guide these fields include Biotech, Protein, Pharma, Food, Agriculture, Chemical, Polymer, Ceramics, Particles, Surfaces, Minerals, Soil and Water.

Application Procedure

Simply send us in 500 words or less your answer to the question for your chance to win. Each participant can submit only one entry which will be judged for originality and overall humour. All winners will be featured on our website and shared online. Good luck!