2013 DPI Science Awards
This department is committed to driving innovation in science, technology and practice.
As part of this commitment, the DPI Science Awards recognise, acknowledge and reward emerging and existing talent amongst Victoria’s agricultural community.
The award winners were announced by the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh on Tuesday, 19 March at a ceremony at Parliament House of Victoria.
Hugh McKay DPI Industry Partnership Award
A grant of $5,000 to recognise an individual farmer or agribusiness partner who has taken an active role in the priorities, directions, conduct, delivery or resource provision for DPI RD&E projects. The individual must have made a significant contribution over a long-term period of commitment.
Nancy Millis DPI Post-graduate Thesis Award
A grant of $5,000 to recognise the best completed PhD or MSc thesis by a DPI staff member. The thesis must have been successfully awarded within the past twelve months. Judging will be based on university examiners’ comments on significance, originality, technical rigour, and numbers of resultant publications.
Daniel McAlpine DPI Science Award
A grant of $5,000 to reward a staff member or team, or an individual or team working in collaboration with DPI, for outstanding achievement in science. The research, extension, policy or regulation work must have been completed within the last three years, and must have contributed significantly to the sustainable development of Victoria's primary industries.
Samuel Wadham DPI Practice Change Award
A grant of $5,000 to recognise a DPI staff member or team for outstanding contribution leading to practice change improvements for Victorian farm businesses and primary industries. Contribution must have been completed within the last three years.