Our prizes are open to undergraduates in all years, including honours.

For more information about these opportunities, email us.

Australian Society of Animal Production Prize in Animal Science

Open to: Year 4 undergraduates

Details: established in 1997 and maintained by an annual gift from the Queensland Branch of the Australian Society of Animal Production. The recipient will have submitted the best thesis in an area of relevance to livestock

Prize: $200

Bell Memorial Medal

Open to: Students undertaking an Agriculturally relevant research project as part of a four year undergraduate degree

Details: Supported by the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the Ag Institute Australia, this award is presented annually for a high calibre research project with a clear focus on agriculturally relevant research undertaken as part of a four year undergraduate degree. The award is in memory and recognition of the significant contribution to Agriculture made by Arthur. F. Bell. 

History of the Bell Memorial medal: 
In 1947, shortly after his appointment as Professor of Agriculture, Professor LJH Teakle offered to donate an annual prize to the undergraduate student within the Faculty who prepared and presented the best agricultural paper to a meeting of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science Technology. 

The prize was named “The Sutton Prize in Agriculture” in honour of Dr Sutton, a distinguished Australian wheat breeder. Subsequently, and with Professor Teakle’s concurrence, the name of the award was altered to the “Branch Prize” and the Queensland Branch of the AIAS began to provide prize money from its own funds.
With the death of Arthur F Bell on 14 May 1958, the Branch and Queensland lost one of its best-known agricultural leaders and administrators.
In response to a questionnaire, sent out to all Branch members, it was decided by a large majority that in future winners of the Branch Prize would be presented with a medal to be known as the Bell Memorial Medal.
The medal is struck in bronze, the face side being identical with the Institute Medal and the reverse side carrying an inscription giving the name of the award, the winner’s name and the year.
 

Prize: $1000 and an engraved Ag Institute medal

How to apply: Please submit an Expression of Interest by emailing SAFS with your name, program and a copy of your thesis to: safs@enquire.uq.edu.au 

Applications are due by 5th January 2020

Finalists will be invited to present at the Gatton Campus in person or via video link/Zoom in Week 2 of teaching - 2020 where the winners will be announced.

Conditions of award

Bryan Memorial Medal

Open to: Students undertaking an agriculturally relevant research project as part of an Honours program or Postgraduate degree.

Details: Supported by the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the Ag Institute Australia, this award is presented annually for a high calibre research project with a clear focus on agriculturally relevant research undertaken as part of a four year undergraduate degree. The award is in memory and recognition of the significant contribution to Agriculture made by Dr W.W (Wilf) Bryan. 

History of the WW Bryan Memorial medal: Dr WW (Wilf) Bryan retired in August 1972 from the CSIRO Division of Tropical Agronomy after a highly successful career in plant breeding and pasture agronomy.
He was on the teaching staff of the Queensland Agricultural College for over 20 years during which time his major achievement was the breeding of hybrid maize varieties which were widely grown in Queensland.
During his 21 years with CSIRO he led the team which developed productive and profitable sown pastures for the coastal lowlands (Wallum) of southern Queensland. He was awarded the DAgrSc degree from The University of Queensland.
The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology established the WW Bryan Memorial Medal in 1976 to recognise Dr Bryan’s contribution to Agricultural Science.
The medal is struck in bronze, the face side being identical with the Institute Medal and the reverse side carrying an inscription giving the name of the award, the winner’s name and the year.
 

Prize: $1000 and an engraved Ag Institute medal

How to apply: Please submit an Expression of Interest by emailing SAFS with your name, program and a copy of your thesis to: safs@enquire.uq.edu.au 

Applications are due by 5th January 2020

 

Finalists will be invited to present at the Gatton Campus in person or via video link/Zoom in Week 2 of teaching - 2020 where the winners will be announced.

Conditions of award

 

B. & B. Chamala Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 3 agribusiness undergraduates

Details: established by a gift from Associate Professor Shanakriah Chamala in memory of his parents, Baliah and Bhumamma Chamala, who came from a remote village in India. They believed in the value of knowledge, the role of agribusiness in sustainable rural community development, in providing services to rural communities, and in encouraging young professionals to work in rural areas. The recipient will have achieved the highest grade point average over the first five semesters of an agribusiness program

Prize: $200

Ben Brown Encouragement Award for Agricultural Science

Open to: Year 1 agricultural science undergraduates

Details: established in 1992 in memory of Ben Brown, a graduate of the former Agricultural Science Faculty. The recipient will have achieved the highest overall grade point average at the end of their first year

Prize: $1000

Ben Brown Memorial Medal for Agricultural Science

Open to: Year 4 undergraduates

Details: established in 1992 in memory of Ben Brown, a graduate of the former Agricultural Science Faculty. The recipient will have completed the Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours Class 1 and achieved the highest overall grade point average at the end of their program

Prize: medal

E.R. Butler Prize

Open to: Year 3 undergraduates

Details: established in 1998 in memory of Edward Butler. The recipient will have obtained the highest grade in the Land Use and Management course (LAND3007)

Prize: $200

John William Tierney Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 3 undergraduates

Details: established in 1992 in memory of John William Tierney, this fund is maintained by the Australasian Plant Pathology Society and staff who teach botany. The recipient will have obtained the highest marks for their first attempt in the courses Plant Microbe and Insect interactions (BIOL3011) and Fungi and Plant Disease (BIOL3201)

Prize: $160

Laidley Freemasons Prize

Lindsay and Richard Watson Prize

Open to: Year 1 agricultural science undergraduates

Details: established in 1974 in memory of Richard Watson. The recipient will have achieved outstanding proficiency in the first year of their agricultural science program

Prize: $338

R. & A.E. Veitch Prize

Open to: Year 3 agricultural science undergraduates

Details: established in 1974 by a bequest of $2000 from the late Robert Veitch as a memorial to his wife Alice Esmee Veitch and to himself. The recipient will have shown the greatest proficiency in their fifth- and sixth-semester courses, which they will have completed in one academic year

Note: this prize alternates annually between our School and the School of Biological Sciences, which awards the Faculty of Science student who has shown the greatest proficiency in second-year entomology courses

Prize: $383

Ronald Brownlie Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 2 undergraduates on a program that is administered by our School and offers a plant-related discipline

Details: established in 1987, and maintained by gifts from the Brownlie family and the University’s agricultural mechanisation staff. The recipient will have obtained the highest mark for their first attempt in the course Agroecology (AGRC2040)

Prize: $150

Russell Grigg Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 2 horticulture undergraduates

Details: established in 1949 by the Queensland Agricultural College through a donation from Mrs C.M. Grigg in memory of her husband, Russell, who lost his life in combat during World War II. Mr Grigg was a past student of the College. The recipient will have obtained the highest overall marks in horticulture courses in their second year of the Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture or Bachelors of Agribusiness/Sustainable Agriculture degree programs

Prize: $100

Tiffany Dobbs Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 3 undergraduates

Details: established in 2015 in memory of Tiffany Dobbs, and funded by a donation from Kentucky Equine Research. The recipient will have obtained the highest mark in the course Equine Nutrition & Health (ANIM3030)

Prize: $500

William Woolcock Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 2 undergraduates

Details: established in 1928 in memory of Reverend William Woolcock. The recipient will have obtained the highest overall marks in the first-year courses Applied Biology (AGRC1020) or Genes, Cells & Evolution (BIOL1020), and the second-year course Agricultural Biochemistry (AGRC2001)

Prize: $300