In honour of John Henry Michell, ANZIAM, a Division of the Australian Mathematical Society, has instituted an award for outstanding new researchers. At most one award will be made annually, but only to a candidate of sufficient merit. No person can receive more than one such award. The selection criteria for the award are:
- The researcher must have carried out distinguished research in applied and/or industrial mathematics, where a significant proportion of the research work has been carried out in Australia and/or New Zealand; AND
- On 1 January in the year in which the AWARD is made, the recipient will be within the equivalent of the first ten years of their research-related career*, following the conferral of a PhD**; AND
- The researcher must have been a member of ANZIAM for at least the** three calendar years preceding the year in which the AWARD is made. Backdating of membership is not acceptable
* Allowing for significant interruptions to research development, for example, parental duties, illness, career change.
** Any exceptional circumstances should be forwarded to the Executive Committee to assess eligibility.
Nominations for the AWARD can be made by any member of ANZIAM other than the nominee. A nomination should consist of a brief C.V. of the nominee together with the nominee’s list of publications and no more than a one page resumé of the significance of the nominee’s work. Nominations should be forwarded in confidence, electronically in pdf format, to Associate Professor Harvinder Sidhu (email@example.com), Chair of the Selection Panel, by 6th November 2015.
Further details of the application process and the award criteria are on the ANZIAM website: www.anziam.org.au/The+JH+Michell+Medal.