YOUNG SCIENTISTS, YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $1500 FIRST PRIZE OR ONE OF TWO $600 RUNNER UP PRIZES!

If you are a young scientist you can enter our competitions (listed below) to win one of our Encouragement Awards. Our awards are intended to provide you with financial assistance to attend a relevant science conference or to further your research or studies.

The award:
First prize winner will receive the $1500 award and two runner up winners will receive $600 each.

How to enter:
Simply send us in 500 words or less your answer to the question below for your chance to win. Each participant can submit only one entry which will be judged for originality and overall humour. All winners will be featured on our website and shared online.

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Good luck!

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ATA SCIENTIFIC ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD – International Women’s Day

The competition: #BreakTheBias

Imagine a gender equal world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination that breaks the mould for women’s equality.

The University of Western Australia School of Molecular Sciences are planning to summarise and promote the recent work-related achievements (professional and academic) of their tremendous female colleagues highlighting the gender bias in STEM joining the #BreakTheBias campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day. This has inspired a special ‘Women in STEM’ travel grant from ATA Scientific. We asked the team at UWA School of Molecular Sciences to help us with the question.

The Question:

“When we #BreakTheBias, what will a viable academic career path look like?”

Simply send us in 500 words or less your answer to the question for your chance to win.

This competition has now closed – for our winners click the link below

CLICK HERE TO ENTER SEE PREVIOUS WINNERS

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ATA Scientific Encouragement Award – Anonymous Surveys

The competition: Anonymous surveys

Most University students can take part in anonymous surveys to rate the “quality” of their teachers and the course they take. Unfortunately these surveys have also become a platform for increasingly abusive comments that have nothing to do with teaching quality. The impacts on teaching staff can be serious and highly traumatising.  Early career academics, casual staff, women and minorities are especially affected. Positive ratings and comments are often required to ensure their continued employment or promotion.

The Question: 

Should universities persist in employing anonymous surveys? Can you suggest better ways to assess the quality of teaching and courses?

Simply send us in 500 words or less your answer to the question for your chance to win.

This competition has now closed – for our winners click the link below

CLICK HERE TO ENTER SEE PREVIOUS WINNERS

The conditions: The competition is open to science graduates including Masters, PhD candidates and Post Doc scientists aged 30*or younger who work in the fields of the Life or Material or Chemical or Environmental Sciences** in Australian or New Zealand organisations. We can only accept one entry per person. Winning entries will be posted on our website and Facebook and featured in our newsletter. Payment is conditional upon your supervisor or organisation giving written permission for you to receive this award. The entries will be assessed by a panel of ATA Scientific staff. *The assessment panel may take into account extenuating circumstances that might provide grounds for consideration outside this age criterion. **As a guide these fields include Biotech, Protein, Pharma, Food, Agriculture, Chemical, Polymer, Ceramics, Particles, Surfaces, Minerals, Soil and Water.

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