Programs & awards

Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship

Naomi Paxton receives her award from Ezio Rizzardo

Naomi Paxton from the Queensland University of Technology receives the inaugural award from Dr Ezio Rizzardo on 13 June 2019. She is researching the fabrication of high-density polyethylene, patient-specific surgical implants.

The Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship acknowledges the potential impact of an outstanding PhD candidate in polymer science or engineering.

The award is made to an existing scholarship holder who is intending to undertake PhD studies related to polymer science or engineering and whose work will benefit Australia.

The scholarship will provide $10,000 per year over three years, plus a $5000 travel fund.

The Academy administers the scholarship, which is funded by the former CRC for Polymers.

Nomination dates have been extended due to changing circumstances. Nominations are now open and close 9am AEST Thursday 16 April 2020.

Award purpose

  • To encourage and support outstanding polymer research in Australia.
  • To draw national attention to Australia’s outstanding polymer research capability.
  • To elevate polymer research among the technology and innovation communities.
  • Reinforce the contribution polymer science or engineering makes to Australia’s reputation as a centre of technology and innovation leadership.