Michael Hall Student Innovation Award
This award was established in 2005 by Mr David Hall in memory of his father Michael Hall to assist innovative research in marine fish biology.
The award is to assist with the research costs incurred by an honours or post-graduate student in the field of marine fish biology or fisheries ("fish" includes commercially important invertebrates).
Value of awards
The value of the award will be at the discretion of the Society president and committee, up to a total of $2000. The Society reserves the right not to make an award in any year.
Closing date for applications
* 30th April 2013 *
A decision and notification will be made as soon as possible after the deadline, with a formal announcement made at the ASFB annual conference.
- Applicants must be full time honours or post-graduate students in the first or second year of their degree at an Australian or New Zealand university.
- Applicants must be financial student members of ASFB.
Process for application
- Download the application form.
- Applications should consist of a two page research proposal on the proposed or underway research, written during the student's first or second year of enrolment, plus a short curriculum vitae (2-pages) outlining the research experience, grants and awards, and publications history of the applicant
- Applications should include:
i. Title of project, Name, University, Supervisor, Degree enrolled for, Year commenced, Contact details.
ii. Seven line summary
iii. Aims, Background, Significance, Methods
iv. Brief budget (with respect to the value of the award) and justification.
v. Signature of applicant and supervisor.
- The application should show a significant contribution to science in general; a high degree of originality in choosing the research topic and methodology; the potential for significant benefits to the management of fisheries and aquaculture resources; and collaboration with other researchers.
- 2012: Susannah Leahy (James Cook University)
- 2011: Sandra Binning (Australian National University)
PhD Research Topic: Shape up or ship out: Can coral reef fish change their shape to suit their environment?
- 2010: Rosie Sheb'a (Australian National University)
Functional niche segregation in coral reef damselfishes.
- 2009: Alex Vail (James Cook University)
Non-lethal predator effects on settlement stage reef fish.
- 2008: Bree Tillett, (Charles Darwin University)
Life history, demography and movement patterns of pigeye (Carcharhinus amboinensis) and bull (C. leucas) sharks.
- 2007: Daniel Wright (Australian National University)
The wave-swept garden of Eden: Can wave action enhance mussel mariculture?
- 2006: Peter Macreadie (University of Melbourne)
Determining the effects of seagrass fragmentation on fish species.