ParkC Student Research Excellence Award
With an interest in supporting local Parkinson’s research, a group of people with early onset Parkinson’s and their families, established the “ParkC Student Research Prize (“PORSCE prize”) which has now evolved into the ParkC Student Research Excellence Award. This group raised funds to support an outstanding higher degree student. The prize is to be used to assist students to undertake a world class research project in Parkinson’s.
To-date $14,500 has been awarded between three recipients:
For further information on each of these recipients and how this prize has made a significant impact to their work in Parkinson’s visit the prize winner's web page.
Award nomination criteria
In future the Awards shall be awarded to a nominated student(s) who are full-time Honours, Masters by Research or PhD student, completing research into Parkinson’s at the University.
The University shall nominate the recipient on the basis that they:
- Have demonstrated their research potential;
- Are involved in the Parkinson’s community; and
- Have devised a high quality research project.
The Award selection panel will comprise the Director of the Parkinson’s Centre and two representatives from the Young Onset Group. The successful Award recipient will be allocated the following amount, depending on their research course:
- $2,000 for Honours students;
- $3,000 for Masters by Research students; and
- $4,000 for PhD students.
Successful recipients will be required to:
- Receive satisfactory progress reports;
- Attend at least two Parkinson’s support group meetings;
- Include a media statement in the end of project report report that can be used in the Parkinson’s Centre and Parkinson’s Association newsletters and other forms of media; and
- Present at the annual Parkinson’s Centre Open Day if required.