RSB Student Awards

Anjeli Nathan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship commemorates the life of Anjeli Nathan, a promising ANU biology student who was killed in a car accident while studying meerkats in South Africa, in 1999. Anjeli graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal in 1998, studying sibling rivalry in the Laughing Kookaburra, under the supervision of Andrew Cockburn and his PhD student Sarah Legge. Her research was published posthumously by her supervisors, in the journal Behavioural Ecology.

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RSB Director’s Prize in Honours

The RSB Director’s Prize in Honours is awarded to up to three high achieving honours students per cohort.

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RSB Outstanding Thesis Prize

This prize is awarded annually to the best higher degree research (PhD or MPhil) thesis submitted in the previous calendar year, selected by the HDR conveners. It was first awarded in 2017.

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Hiroto Naora Graduate Student Travel Scholarship

Funding for this award was donated to the School by Professor Hiroto Naora, who was one of the founding faculty members of the ANU Research School of Biological Sciences (RSBS). He joined the School in 1968, and established the Molecular Biology Unit, which he directed until his official retirement in the mid-1990s. After retirement, he continued his research at RSBS until 2010, and still lives in Canberra.

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Jan Anderson ANU-NTU HDR Supplementary Scholarship

This scholarship is named for Jan Anderson, who was one of Australia's most internationally recognised plant scientists, and who worked first at CSIRO and then at ANU, until she passed away in 2015. The award also recognises the close personal ties between Jan and Bertil Andersson, the former President of NTU. They worked together on the intracellular architecture of photosynthetic systems and while their hypotheses about the distribution of these systems within cells was initially greeted with skepticism, it was later shown to be true.

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