Victoria PhD Research Award 2022 Call for Nominees


The AGS Victoria PhD Research Award is presented by the Victoria Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society as part of its ongoing support of academic institutions and researchers and to foster increased collaboration between academia and industry. The award aims to provide a forum for PhD researchers to showcase their research to geotechnical profession. The award is presented biannually starting from 2022.

The Award

The winner will receive:


Applications will be required to submit an abstract for review. Shortlisted candidates will be selected and required to prepare a technical paper for publication in Australian Geomechanics Journal and make a 15 minutes presentation at a meeting of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society. Mentorship, by a representative of AGS Victoria committee, will be available to short- listed applicants. A judging panel will evaluate abstracts and review technical papers and presentations. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting and in Australian Geomechanics at the time of publication. Candidates will be assessed based on the following criteria with equal weighting given to paper and presentation:

How to apply

The entry should comprise:


The award timeline is described below. The technical papers by shortlisted candidates will be published in the Q3 edition of the Australian Geomechanics journal in 2022.

It is expected that candidates submitting for the prize in the year of the award will be suitably advanced in their research at the time of abstract submission to ensure that their paper submission is not delayed and the above timeline is met. Where candidates are unlikely to meet the above timeline they should consider submitting for the prize at a later time.

Applicants must be:

Please forward your submission to the Secretary of the Australian Geomechanics Society, Victorian Chapter, Daniel King via [email protected]

For queries, contact Yuqi Tan ([email protected])