AGS – Don Douglas Youth Fellowship

This award recognises the contribution of Don Douglas to the geomechanics fraternity in Australia. Don was the founding Managing Director of Douglas Partners Pty Ltd.

Basis of the Award

The fellowship is awarded to the author of the most outstanding paper at an ANZ Young Geotechnical Professional Conference, or in the event that this conference is not held, at the most recently held ANZ Geomechanics Conference. The recipient must be a member of the AGS and be below the age of 35 at the time of receiving the award.


No nominations are made for this award as it is based upon presentation of a YGP conference paper.


A committee consisting of 2 members of the conference organising committee and 2 senior geotechnical professionals in attendance at the conference will judge the award.


The award should be announced at the closing ceremony of the conference, or in the event that this is not possible, the announcement will be made through publicising in Australian Geomechanics. Presentation of a certificate will be made at a convenient location for the winner, sponsor and National Chairman, or their representatives.

The fellowship carries a cash amount of up to $4,000. The cash component is for reimbursement of expenses incurred in attending the next International Young Geotechnical Professional’s Conference following the award.

Past winners

The fellowship was first awarded in 2000.