State Awards, Grants and Prizes 

Studying or working on a project in acoustics?  The AAS funds a variety of research, travel grants and prizes worth over $100,000 a year.  They are broken down into the following classes:

AAS Research Grants:  Up to $50,000 / year individual, $100,000 / 3 years, representing up to 50% project value for AAS members undertaking major research initiatives

AAS Education Grant: Up to $20,000 / year for AAS members undertaking small scale studies with educational outcomes.

Year
Recipient
Project
2019
Mr Greg Barry
Preliminary exploration of noise and student learning in modern flexible education spaces
2018
Dr Anne Bellert
Co-teaching in (refurbished) flexible learning spaces : Promoting quality acoustics for learning and collaboration
Dr Densil Cabrera
Acoustic retro-reflectivity in Indian stepwells: Real-world cases to support development of room acoustics theory
2017
Dr Brett Molesworth and Ms Marion Burgesss
Learned helplessness: How future performance in the presence of noise can be affected by negative past performance
2016
Dr Kana Kanapathipillai
Kana Kanapathipillai, for “Assessment and Prediction of Structure borne Rail Noise in Domestic Dwellings
Ms Montserrat Landero
Using Underwater Acoustic Data to Predict Distribution of Demersal Fish in Ningaloo Marine Park.
Dr Brett Molesworth and Ms Marion Burgess
Impact of Babble on the Cognitive Performance of Office Workers
Dr Quoc Viet Phung
Developing an Acoustic Database for Biosecurity and Pest Detection Applications

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Each State Division of the AAS provides local support in the form of conference travel grants, student project research grants, prizes and awards.  Refer details below for more details on each of these.

AAS NSW Travel Awards to Attend the National AAS Conference

The NSW Division is pleased to announce Travel Grants to attend the national conference. Successful awardees will be required to provide a short report (up to 200 words) on their experiences at the Conference for the December issue of the Acoustics Australia journal.

We offer two different types of travel awards:

  1. AAS NSW Travel Award for Research Students in Acoustics. Up to two (2) awards to the value of $1,250 are open to all research students in acoustics who are AAS student members of the NSW Division as well as research students endorsed by AAS members of the NSW Division. To apply for the Research Student travel award download the form.
  2. AAS NSW Travel Award for Early Career Researcher in Acoustics. An early career researcher is a young professional who has completed his/her doctorate in acoustics in the past five years and is working in a research capacity in the field of acoustics. Two (2) awards to the value of $1,750 is open to all early career researchers in acoustics who are AAS members of the NSW Division. If not already a member, the applicant must apply to become a member of the Australian Acoustical Society before submitting his/her application. To apply for the Early Career Researcher travel award download the form.

Applications close Friday 29th June.

AAS NSW Travel Award for Research Students in Acoustics. Up to two (2) awards to the value of $1,250 are open to all research students in acoustics who are AAS student members of the NSW Division as well as research students endorsed by AAS members of the NSW Division. To apply for the Research Student travel award download the form.

AAS NSW Travel Award for Early Career Researcher in Acoustics. An early career researcher is a young professional who has completed his/her doctorate in acoustics in the past five years and is working in a research capacity in the field of acoustics. Two (2) awards to the value of $1,750 is open to all early career researchers in acoustics who are AAS members of the NSW Division. If not already a member, the applicant must apply to become a member of the Australian Acoustical Society before submitting his/her application. To apply for the Early Career Researcher travel award download the form.

Applications close Friday 29th June.

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Acoustic Bursary (Division 2 Category 1 Research Project)

Open to students studying full or part time at a Queensland university, in subjects relevant to the field of acoustics.

1. The QLD Acoustic Research Project Bursary

A bursary of $2500 in cash is offered for a proposed 4th year undergraduate or 1st year postgraduate research project.  Submissions close 5.00pm Friday 20 March 2020.

2. The RJ Hooker Bursary

A bursary of $2500 in cash will be awarded for a proposed 4th year undergraduate or 1st year postgraduate research projects conducted with substantial industrial participation. This may take the form of a "professional placement" or it may be through the use of acoustical test facilities in industry for purposes critical to project outcomes.  Submissions close 5:00pm, Friday, 20 March 2020.

Bursary awardees, who have a paper accepted for presentation at the annual congress of the Society, in the award year or in the year following (or at another conference sponsored by the Society, in those years) are eligible for a further grant of up to $400, as a contribution towards their registration as a student delegate.

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Queensland Science Contest – Acoustic Bursary (Division 1)

The schools division is administered as part of the Queensland Science Contest and is open to students studying at primary and secondary schools in Queensland. An $800 bursary will be presented for the best entry in the field of acoustics. At the discretion of the judges, the bursary may be split among a number of deserving entries (maximum of five).

Division II Category 2 : Course Work

A book prize of $300 will be awarded to the most outstanding student in a relevant undergraduate or 1st year postgraduate degree subject.

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