CG Stephens PhD Award

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

Nominations must be made on the prescribed application form, available from the Federal Office or Soil Science Australia website at the beginning of each calendar year. Nominations must be submitted electronically to the Federal Secretary and the Federal Office before the closing date in the year in which the Medal is to be awarded.

Nominations are to be prepared nominator and a seconder.

Award Presentation

The CG Stephens PhD Award is presented by the Federal President or proxy at each national conference held by Soil Science Australia or at 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.