Travel Award 2019
Travel Award applications are now open for postdoctoral and Ph.D. researchers
to attend an international conference of their choice in 2019. The award will
consist of a single prize of 800 CHF (Swiss Francs).
The awardee will be selected by an award committee, chaired by the
Editor-in-Chief of Resources, Prof. Dr. Damien Giurco, with support from Assoc.
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst, Assist. Prof. Dr. Simon M. Jowitt, Prof. Dr. Kazuyo
Matsubae and Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz.
Candidates should fulfil the following criteria:
–– Postdoctoral fellows (within three years of receiving their Ph.D.) or Ph.D.
students undertaking resources related research.
–– They must present their own, original work as an oral presentation (or poster)
at the conference for which the travel award application is being made.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents as a single
–– Outline of current and future research; why the applicant wishes to have the
support of Resources; details of a travel budget, including funding available
from other sources. (1 page)
–– CV, with a complete list of publications. (1–2 pages, plus publication list)
–– The conference to be attended, a copy of the abstract and acceptance letter
or anticipated date of decision. (1 page)
–– A letter of recommendation from his/her supervisor, research director
or department head which also confirms the applicant’s status as PhD student/
postdoc. (1 page)
TThe equally-weighted selection criteria for the award consist of: (a) quality of the applicant; (b)
quality of the conference research to be presented; (c) the applicant’s needs. Candidates from
under-represented genders, cultural backgrounds and regions are encouraged to apply.
There is no need to fill out an official form nor to have a prior submission or publication in Resources.
Any questions about the Travel Award can be directed to [email protected] Please send your
applications to [email protected] by 31 December 2018. The decision will be announced in
Travel Award 2018
As the Editor-in-Chief of Resources, I am pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Resources Graduate Student/Post-Doc Travel Award: Dr. Erika D. Johnson, an NRC Research Associate from the U.S. Naval Research Lab who had just finished her Postdoc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2017. Her research focuses on the development of analysis techniques for remotely sensed data that can be applied to riverine and nearshore coastal systems to provide continuous, synoptic characterization of their hydrodynamics in near-real time. The specific outcomes of her research have already impacted the status quo of flow measurement within the United States Geological Survey and will enable improved monitoring and management of estuaries.
We had many impressive applicants for this award from across the world and in recognition of the quality of applications received, one highly commended applicant was awarded the opportunity to publish a suitable article in Resources free of charge. She is: Ms. Wei Weng, a PhD student from the Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin.
Thank you also to the international evaluation panel for their careful review of applications, Dr. Cara Beal from Griffith University, Dr. Claire Helen Quinn from University of Leeds, Prof. Dr. Arnold Tukker from Leiden University and Assoc. Prof. Xianlai Zeng from Tsinghua University.
Prof. Dr. Damien Giurco
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Travel Award 2017
As the Editor-in-Chief of Resources, I am pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Resources Graduate Student/Post-Doc Travel Award: Ms. Melina Kourantidou, a PhD student in the Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark. Her research focuses on the management of marine invasive species in the Arctic and applies bioeconomic tools that reveal the existing trade-off for species with a dual role as a nuisance and as a valuable economic resource, using the Red King Crab invasion as a case study. The analysis of the model looks at the spatial dimensions of the current regulatory regime in Norway and develops insights that allow managers to identify the role of externalities and to optimally manage the resource.
We had many impressive applicants for this award from across the world and in recognition of the quality of applications received, two highly commended applicants were awarded the opportunity to publish a suitable article in Resources free of charge. These researchers are: Ms. Sim Lay Mei from the University of Science, Malaysia and Ms. Carla Caldeira from the MIT Portugal Program at the Center for Industrial Ecology, University of Coimbra.
Thank you also to the international judging panel for their careful review of applications, Prof. Dr. Jody Emel, Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke, Prof. Dr. Simon Watson and Dr. Natalia Yakovleva.
Prof. Dr. Damien Giurco