How to Apply

We encourage all PhD candidates and recent PhD holders to apply for this prestigious award. The application page is


Documents to be included in the application:

1. Resume: Your CV should include the following information:

- Name

- Education history

- Publications (including all authors in the order it appears in your publication, journal name, year, volume and pages)

- Conference presentations (only those presented by you)

- Awards, honours, and recognitions


2. Research Statement: A research statement up to 400 words must be submitted. This should be written using a language that can be understood by someone who is not an expert in your discipline. In your statement;

- Introduce the topic of your research and explain its academic significance

- Summarise your methodology and research settings

- Describe your findings and specify why they are novel

- Indicate the broader contributions of your research

- Explain why your work should be awarded in this competition

You may include one figure in your research statement.


3. Representative Paper: This can be both published (journal/conference paper) or unpublished work (thesis chapter, extended abstract, etc.)