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AAOCS Award for Scientific Excellence in Lipid Research

Awarded to a  scientist from within the Australasian region that has made a significant research contribution towards fats and oils research, either cumulative or one major advancement.


  • Made a significant contribution in basic or applied research and that knowledge must either have a significant effect on advances in the discipline or hold substantial promise for its effect in the near future.
  • Be a member of the AAOCS during the year they are applying for the award.


Candidate materials must include:

  • Letter of nomination with summary of the nominee’s research accomplishments
  • Letters of support from at least 2 other scientists
  • Professional biographical data
    • A list of their publications
    • The degrees held, including the names of the granting institutions and the dates the degrees were granted
    • The positions held during their professional career

A person can nominate themselves for this award or be nominated by others.

Intent to Nominate Form

Nomination Deadline: 15 May 2015

  • Send candidate material to Amy Logan ( as PDF files for consideration.

AAOCS currently accepts candidate materials by electronic transmission only.



The award is offered every 2 years in conjunction with the Section’s biannual conference.
  • Plaque
  • AU$1,500 towards expenses to attend the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
  • Complimentary registration for the biannual AAOCS meeting where the award is presented
  • Presentation at the biannual AAOCS meeting relating to the research and development which has merited them the award