2018 Tony Roach Prize


The Sydney
Institute of Marine Science (SIMS)
and the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) are pleased
to announce the 2018
Tony Roach Prize in Marine
Environmental Science
.  The prize is in memory of Dr. Tony Roach and his long career and contributions to marine science
in New South Wales.


The prize will be given to the best paper by a young scientist on any aspect of marine
or estuarine environmental science, for research
done in NSW. The winner
will be decided
by a selection panel of SIMS and OEH scientists, and will receive
a cash award of $1500.


The 2018 award is for papers published in 2017.

Further conditions of the award are:

  • The paper must be in a peer reviewed scientific journal published in the relevant calendar year (2017 for this award).


  • The date of publication shall be taken as the date of publication of the paper in print, except for on-­‐line only journals.
    The awardee must be the primary author of the paper, and they must not have held a PhD for more than 3 years at the application due date.


  • The primary author will typically be assumed to be the first author.
    However, differences in publication protocols  among disciplines will be taken into account,
    if these differences in publication protocols are spelled out in the applicant’s cover letter.    


  • While the affiliation of the primary author while collecting the research need not be within NSW, the primary
    data collection supporting the research described in the publication must have taken place in NSW. For studies which use data from multiple areas, data from NSW must comprise at least 75% of the total.


  • Applications should consist
    of a PDF of the paper and a short
    (1-­2 paragraphs) cover letter with the applicant’s contact
    details, a statement that they have not held a PhD for more than 3 years as of the application due date and a brief statement on the significance of the research. 


The deadline for submissions is 5PM, 28th February

Applications should be sent via e­‐mail to: