Student Awards

As Australia’s peak professional body for marine scientists from all disciplines and for over 60 years has promoted all aspects of marine science in Australia. AMSA operates with a membership network of individuals and corporate affiliates as a not-for-profit organisation.

The Australian Marine Sciences Association aims to celebrate and recognise excellence of student marine research. The AMSA Student Awards are presented annually to support and encourage the next generation of marine scientists in Australia. Awards are presented for outstanding achievement by AMSA students by the following awards:


AMSA Allen Award for Outstanding Student

Annual Conference Student Prizes


AMSA Student Eligibility

  • Must be a financial student* member of AMSA
  • The work presented was done as part of the research project to fulfil the requirements of the award of a research degree (i.e. PG Diploma, Honours, Masters or PhD) and be presented within 12 months of graduation from the respective degree
  • All student members are eligible and, if no longer a student at the time of the conference, can be considered for prizes if presenting work done for their research degree if it was submitted within the twelve months preceding the conference
  • The date the degree was awarded must be vouched for by the thesis supervisor
  • The student is responsible for ensuring that approval from University and/or funding organisations has been granted for the presentation
*Student members are individuals who are studying marine science related subjects at a tertiary level education and are enrolled at an educational institution in part-time (i.e. with at least a 50% load) or full-time student status