We award annual prizes to undergraduate students who have excelled in their respective disciplines.

We choose recipients based on academic merit, so you can't nominate or apply for our prizes.

D. A. Herbert Prize in Botany

Established in 1990 in memory of the late Professor D. A. Herbert and maintained from the income accruing on a sum of $2400 donated by members of his family.

Eligibility: Year 2 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) students who have completed at least six units of courses administered by the School of Biological Sciences

Criteria: highest mark for the first attempt at the second-year course in the field of botany

Value: $1000

F. A. Perkins Prize in Entomology

Established in 1965 as a tribute to Frederick Athol Perkins on his retirement, by contributions amounting to approximately $1500 from his past and present students, entomological and University colleagues, and friends. He was UQ's first Lecturer in Entomology (appointed in 1926), first Head of the Department of Entomology and a founder of the Entomological Society of Queensland.

Eligibility: Year 2 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) students who have completed six units of courses administered by the School of Biological Sciences

Criteria: highest mark for the first attempt at the second-year course in the field of entomology

Value: $1000

Goodman Foundation Marine Biology Prize

Established in 2012 from a bequest from the estate of Mr John Patrick Salisbury to support the purpose, activities and endeavours of the School of Biological Sciences.

Eligibility: Year 2 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) students who have completed at least six units of courses administered by the School of Biological Sciences

Criteria: highest mark for the first attempt at the second-year course in the field of marine biology

Value: $1000

Gordon Grigg Prize in Vertebrate Zoology

Established in 2007 by the School of Integrative Biology (now known as the School of Biological Sciences) in recognition of Professor Grigg’s contribution to the School, the then Department of Zoology and the advancement of research and teaching in zoology.

Eligibility: Year 2 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) students who have completed at least six units of courses administered by the School of Biological Sciences

Criteria: highest mark for the first attempt at the second-year course in the field of zoology

Value: $1000

Jiro Kikkawa Ecology Prize

Established in 2012 from a bequest from the estate of Mr John Patrick Salisbury. The prize was named to recognise Emeritus Professor Jiro Kikkawa’s distinguished contributions to the field of ecology as well as his role as Head of the then Department of Zoology from 1980 to 1987.

Eligibility: Year 2 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) students who have completed at least six units of courses administered by the School of Biological Sciences

Criteria: highest mark for the first attempt at the second-year course in the field of ecology

Value: $1000

R. & A. E. Veitch Prize

Established in 1974 by a bequest of $2000 from the late Robert Veitch as a memorial to his wife Alice Esmee Veitch and to himself.

Eligibility: Year 2 Faculty of Science students

Criteria: greatest proficiency in second-year entomology courses

Value: $383

Note: this prize alternates annually between our School and the UQ Faculty of Science, which awards the Year 3 agricultural science undergraduate who has shown the greatest proficiency in their fifth- and sixth-semester courses, which they will have completed in one academic year

School of Biological Sciences Evolution Prize

Established in 2012 from a bequest from the estate of Mr John Patrick Salisbury to support the purpose, activities and endeavours of the School of Biological Sciences.

Eligibility: Year 2 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) students who have completed at least six units of courses administered by the School of Biological Sciences

Criteria: highest mark for the first attempt at the second-year course in the field of evolution

Value: $1000

School of Biological Sciences Genetics Prize

Established in 2012 from a bequest from the estate of Mr John Patrick Salisbury to support the purpose, activities and endeavours of the School of Biological Sciences.

Eligibility: Year 2 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) students who have completed at least six units of courses administered by the School of Biological Sciences

Criteria: highest mark for the first attempt at the second-year course in the field of genetics

Value: $1000

School of Biological Sciences Honours Prize

Established in 2012 from a bequest from the estate of Mr John Patrick Salisbury to support the purpose, activities and endeavours of the School of Biological Sciences.

Eligibility: Bachelor of Science Honours students enrolled in the School of Biological Sciences

Criteria: highest overall percentage mark for honours students completing in semester 1 and highest overall percentage mark for students completing in semester 2

Value: $3000