IFHS launches Student Awards

3 October 2013

The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) has launched two major annual student awards which are both linked to its world-renowned Hydro conference series. Each award is open to bona fide students undertaking relevant full-time undergraduate or post-graduate level study and to those who have completed such a course during the 12 months preceding a given Hydro event.

Under the terms of the first scheme - the IFHS Student Award - each of the IFHS-member societies (currently situated in Australasia, Benelux, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Korea, South Africa and the UK) is entitled to select and nominate a single outstanding candidate who, if successful, must be willing and able to present their proposed paper at the next Hydro conference. In addition, the Award Scheme winner will receive a cheque for £1,500 (GBP), complimentary Hydro delegate registration and up to £1,000 towards travel and subsistence costs; the prize will be formally presented during the Hydro Conference Dinner.

All nominations received by the annual 30th April deadline will be subsequently reviewed by an IFHS selection panel, with the winner being notified and announced in July thus enabling their paper and presentation to be incorporated into the forthcoming Hydro programme. All students and recent graduates interested in being considered for the award should contact their local IFHS-member society - details can be found at www.hydrographicsociety.org. All candidates must be proposed by an IFHS-member society - individual applications from students and/or academic institutions will not be accepted.

The second prize - open to students and recent graduates who meet the same pre-requisites - will be awarded to the candidate adjudged to have given the Best Student Presentation at Hydro during the dedicated Student Presentations session. With the exception of the IFHS Student Award winner, all participants in this session must be independently funded and will be chosen from the submissions received by the Organising Committee, in response to their call for papers. The winning presentation will be determined by the Hydro delegates with the successful speaker receiving a prize of £500.

The inaugural presentations of both awards will take place during the Federation's Hydro14 conference in Aberdeen next October.

For further details please contact helen@hydrographicsociety.org.


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