Student Participation Awards

The Australian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS) will award a maximum of 10 Participation Awards for selected students to present their papers at the 20AFMC. The Participation Awards each amount to one student registration fee waiver and one 2-year AFMS membership waiver (valued in total at $760).

Further details on the selection criteria for student Participation Awards (and the judging process) is available here.

To apply for a student Participation Award prospective students must submit the following material (as PDF attachments) to the conference email address ( by no later than 12 pm (Western Standard Time) on the 12th August 2016.

  • A copy of the paper that has been submitted to the conference (please note this paper should be submitted to the conference website via the online portal prior to the sending the email application for the Participation Award)
  • A completed application form following the application template here.
  • A letter of recommendation from their supervisor (as described in the application template)

When sending your email submission containing these attachments above please also include ‘Participation Awards Application’ as the Subject of the email.

Applicants will be notified of the judge’s decision approximately 5 weeks following the application deadline.


Student Presentation Prizes

The AFMS will award named prizes for the best student presentations at the 20AFMC. Between 3 to 6 prizes (to the value of $250) will be awarded. Each named prize serves to (i) honour the memory and influence of an eminent Australasian Fluid Mechanician, (ii) recognise and reward excellence in the quality of research-student presentations, (iii) encourage student participation in the AFMC, and (iv) promote the importance of presentational skills in the research community.

Full details on the student prizes and criteria for selection are available here.

All students presenting at the 20 AFMC are automatically in the running for a student presentation prize.