Soil Science Australia holds a national conference every two years and provides a range of awards and support associated with the national conference.
Conference awards include the best oral presentation of a paper and the best poster display for students, early career, and experienced soil scientists. Awards are made on the basis of the most effective communication of the presenter's work to a scientific audience as follows:
The conference awards are open to all soil scientists entering an abstract or poster at the National Soil Conference. In the event of a joint Australian New Zealand national soil conference the conference awards are open to Australian soil scientists or soil scientists working in Australia.
The work presented may be under joint authorship but the presenter must be the senior author.
Authors must indicate their interest in a conference award(s) when registering their abstract and/or poster for the conference.
The conference awards arepresented by the Federal President or conference convenor or proxy at the close of each national conference held by Soil Science Australia or national conference held jointly with the New Zealand Society of Soil Sciences.
Support will be provided for a number of students to attend the 2018 soils conference. Students must apply for support through their branch and must have been a member of Soil Science Australia for at least one year. Application forms will be available in the year of the conference.
Support will be provided to assist members attend the Brazil and United Kingdom World Congress of Soil Science. Applicants are required to have been a member of Soil Science Australia for at least four years. Application forms will be available in the year of the Congress.
Soil Science Australia will also support attendance by a national soil judging team at the World Congress of Soil Science. More information will be available in the year of the Congress.
Soil Science Australia supports National Soil Judging Compeition teams in the year of a national conference. Applicants applying for either a state or university team should be financial members of Soil Science Australia. Application forms will be available in the year of the conference.