The Sidney Prize and Other Awards
A sidney prize is an award given to people or organisations who have made a significant contribution to society. These awards are sometimes decided on a national basis and can be a great way to reward people for their hard work and encourage others to do the same. There are a number of different prizes available and each one has its own criteria. Some of the more well-known awards include the Clay Sydney Ceramic Prize 2023 and the Sir Ian Fraser Sidney Scholarships for Exceptional Students.
The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, has congratulated Nazanin Boniadi on being named the recipient of the inaugural sidney prize. The prize recognises Nazanin’s work as an activist and advocate for women’s rights in Iran. It will be presented at a ceremony later this year.
Overland magazine has announced the winner of its Neilma Sydney Prize for short fiction, which is worth $5000. Yeena Kirkbright’s story ‘Camperdown Grief Junk’ was chosen from a shortlist of eight entries. The judges, Laura Elvery, Paige Clark and Michael Winkler, would like to thank all the writers who submitted their work for consideration.
There are also a number of other Sydney prizes which can be awarded to people or organisations who make a positive contribution to the community. The Sydney Peace Prize, for example, is awarded to people who have worked to promote social change and improve human lives. The award is given annually and is decided by a panel of judges. The winner of this prize will receive a grant of $10,000 to continue their work.
The University of Sydney has a number of scholarships and grants which are available to postgraduate students. These range from general scholarships to those that are specific to certain fields of study. The University also offers a number of different fellowships which are designed to help students fund their studies.
In order to apply for any of the Sydney scholarships, students should visit the University’s website. The application process typically opens in late September and closes in November. Applicants should make sure that they are fully aware of the requirements before applying.
The Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Prize for Leadership is a prestigious award that honours HDR students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement combined with a combination of personal attributes and contributions to student/university life. It is intended to encourage and reward students who take on leadership roles at the School, Faculty and University level through representation on committees and in professional societies, as well as undertaking outreach activities in the wider community. The prize is valued at $5000 and will be awarded to one outstanding student each year. Applications are welcomed from all discipline areas. Detailed information on the prize and how to apply can be found here.