Regulations and Statutes UTR6.017 David Syme Research Prize (1905 - )


On 25 October 1904, David Syme presented £3,000 to the University for the purpose of establishing the 'David Syme Research Prize'. The Prize is awarded 'for the best original research work in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Geology, produced in Australia during the preceding two years, [with] preference being given to work of value in the industrial and commercial interests of the country.' The prize was made a University regulation in 1905.


David Syme and Company Limited, Publishers of The Age newspaper, ('the Company') promised to provide in 1980 and in each of the following four years, the sum of $1,000 to be added to the prize in each year after which time it will review the amount to be provided annually by the Company for addition to the prize.

Sources used to compile this entry: UTR6.17 - David Syme Research Prize, Prizes, Exhibitions, Scholarships and Bursaries (UTR6): Gifts and Bequests, The University of Melbourne,

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