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Funding and Awards
Nominations and Applications
The Challenger Society provides several prizes, awards and grants to members of the oceanographic community. Several of these are awarded at the Biennial Challenger Society meeting. Please browse the different awards below:
Awarded to early career scientists for their achievement or promise in a branch of marine science.
- Honorary membership
Recognises substantial contributions to the work of the Society and to the national and international development of marine science.
- The Challenger Medal
The award is for a distinguished UK marine scientist or other person who has made a single major contribution, or a sustained contribution, to the development of marine science, or whose innovation has opened up new perspectives.
- Meeting prizes
- Norman Heaps Prize, For the best verbal presentation by a non-established researcher at the Challenger biennial meeting.
- The Cath Allen Prize, For the best poster presentation at the Challenger biennial meeting.
- The President's Photographic Competition.
- Travel awards
Open to assist graduate students to attend scientific conferences or participate in cruises and field work, several are offered annually.
- Undergraduate Prize for best Marine Science Final Year Dissertation
The Challenger Society for Marine Science (CSMS), the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEst) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) jointly sponsor an undergraduate prize, worth £500, awarded each year to an undergraduate student who is enrolled on a full time Bachelors degree course in marine science, engineering or technology at a UK University or College.
*Current Council Members of the Society are ineligible for any award or prize.