PhD & Masters Thesis Awards

The PhD Thesis Award and Masters Thesis Award are offered annually by the RTSA to the author of an outstanding doctoral and research masters degree on a topic concerned with the rail industry. The work completed in the thesis shall have been undertaken in Australia or New Zealand.

The following review criteria are used as part of the process of evaluation of applications for the Award; details in the thesis; level of research and referencing; accuracy of research; applicability and validity of research; level of experimentation and/or modeling and degree of innovation.

The Award comprises; a cash prize of $5,000 or NZ$ equivalent (PHD Thesis Category) / $3,000 or NZ$ equivalent (Master Thesis Category) ; one complimentary CORE Conference registration plus travel and accommodation; a commemorative certificate and one year free Membership of the RTSA.

Nominations for the 2020 PHD Thesis Award and Master Thesis Award are now open

  • 2020 PHD Thesis Award and Master Thesis Award: Link

Nominations close on Friday 6th December 2019.

Click here for information on award recipients from 2013 to present.