The Distinguished Professors’ Prizes for AcSIR's PhD candidates

Elevating excellence: Supporting resilient scholars in the RMIT and Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) PhD program.

RMIT University and the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) established the RMIT-AcSIR Joint Research Program.

Within RMIT-AcSIR's cotutelle PhD program, every donation tells a story of hope and resilience. These students, hailing from diverse backgrounds, often defy the odds to pursue academic excellence. Your support will not only provide financial assistance but also signifies a belief in the students’ potential to succeed against all odds.

Distinguished Professor Suresh K Bhargava AM has established a fund at RMIT University, which through a selection panel process aims to reward the best and most resilient PhD students in the RMIT-AcSIR program.

Each student award is valued at AUD$1,000 and is a symbol of recognition for their perseverance. Named after esteemed scientists, it offers more than just monetary value – it provides a pathway to mentorship and inspiration. The recipient will also have the opportunity for a short mentoring meeting with the renowned global leaders their award is named after in both India and Australia.

Join us in inaugurating these awards, honouring two pioneers whose legacies continue to inspire.

  1. Dr. Megan Clark – Dr Lakshmi Kantam Award
  2. Dr Alan Finkel – Dr RA Mashelkar Award

Your contribution fuels the dreams of these deserving scholars, empowering them to carve their path to success.

Donate to the Distinguished Professors’ Prizes

You can have complete confidence that 100 per cent of your gift goes to the Distinguished Professors’ Prizes for AcSIR's PhD candidates and gifts of over $2 are tax deductible in Australia.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.