Prize details

Alex Scobie Research Prize

Value:

Value determined by Academic Board based on available funds

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

This prize was established via the Victoria University Foundation in memory of Alex Scobie, Reader in Classics, in the Classics Department at Victoria University from 1963 to 1989 by his family, friends and former students.
It is awarded to the student in Classical Studies, Greek or Latin judged to have completed the best research paper at Honours level, or best thesis at Masters and PhD level.

Information

This prize was established via the Victoria University Foundation in memory of Alex Scobie, Reader in Classics, in the Classics Department at Victoria University from 1963 to 1989 by his family, friends and former students.

1. The prize shall be known as the Alex Scobie Research Prize.

2. The prize shall be awarded annually to the student in Classical Studies, Greek or Latin who, on the recommendation of the Head of the Classics Department, shall be judged to have completed the best research paper at Honours level, or the best thesis at Masters and PhD level.

3. A candidate may be awarded the prize more than once, but only on a second or subsequent occasion when, in the judgement of the Academic Board, that candidate's piece of research writing is overwhelmingly superior to that of any other candidate in that particular year.

4. The value of the prize in any year shall be as determined by the Victoria University Foundation after consideration of the income from the fund.

5. No award shall be made in any year in which the Academic Board, on the advice of the Head of Department of Classics, considers there is no candidate of sufficient merit. If in any year the prize is not awarded, the funds may be used in a subsequent year or, if the Academic Board so decides, may be added to the capital funds.

6. The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded appropriately.