CG Stephens PhD Award

The award will be made to a financial student member or ordinary member of the Society for the best PhD thesis in soil science granted by an Australian University in the previous calendar year
Nominations must contain the Nominee’s Society membership number, Title of PhD thesis being considered for the Award, an electronic copy of the whole thesis, an electronic copy of the Abstract, and at least two electronic copies of the External Examiners’ reports
Assessment of each thesis will be based upon the originality of the work, its significance to soil science and its clarity of writing
Nominations are confidential to the Awarding Committeeand The Award is open to financial student and ordinary members of Soil Science Australia with a PhD thesis granted by an Australian University in the previous calendar year. While the degree may not yet be conferred, the examination process must be completed and successful.

To be eligible, students must be a member of Soil Science Australia before their thesis is submitted.

Nomination Process and Instructions

Nominations are to be prepared by a nominator AND seconder then submitted to the Federal Secretary via the online form.

The award will be made to a financial student member or ordinary member of the Society for the best PhD thesis in soil science granted by an Australian University in the previous calendar year
Nominations must contain the Nominee’s Society membership number, Title of PhD thesis being considered for the Award, an electronic copy of the whole thesis, an electronic copy of the Abstract, and at least two electronic copies of the External Examiners’ reports
Assessment of each thesis will be based upon the originality of the work, its significance to soil science and its clarity of writing
Nominations are confidential to the Awarding Committee.

Award Presentation

The CG Stephens PhD Award is presented by the Federal President or proxy at the Soil Science Australia national conference or another event determined by the Federal Council.

Award Winners

2003 J.E. White
2004 S.C. Boucher
2005 P. Kopittke
2006 M. Tighe
2007 S. Grover
2008 G. Kew
2009 C. Butterly
2010 C. Scanlan
2011 U. Stockmann
2012 R. Setia
2013 B. Malone
2014 A. Marchuk
2015 B. Ryan
2016 N. Creeper
2017 N. Robinson
2018 A.Dang

Charles G Stephens (1907 – 2002) was born and educated in Tasmania, completing a degree in science at the University of Tasmania. CG Stephens played a distinguished role in the establishment and health state of soil survey, classification and pedology in Australia. His participation in many surveys in all states means that he played a significant part in the development of regional Australia. C.G. Stephens was the first recipient of the J.A. Prescott Medal in 1972.