Awards

Awards

The Association recognises excellence in cereal science, contributions to the industry and supports education and career development through a number of awards. For more information about the Association’s awards, please contact the Award Committee Chair. To apply for an award, please contact the Awards Committee Chair.

F B Guthrie Grain Science Medal

The Association’s highest award honouring the contribution of pioneer cereal chemist F B Guthrie to grain science research in Australia. Recognises outstanding scientific achievement and contribution to knowledge in the field of grain science.

The Guthrie Award is AGSA’s highest award and honours the contribution of pioneer cereal chemist, F B Guthrie to wheat research in Australia. The award, in the form of a medal, is presented 3-yearly in recognition of meritorious service to grain science in Australia in the broadest sense.

F B Guthrie Grain Science Medal applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
By post: Dr L O’Brien, P O Box 273, Narrabri, NSW, 2390.
By email: awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

1974 J W (Wilson) Lee
1976 W L (Lew) Jones
1979 E E (Eric) Bond
1982 H J (John) Moss
1985 B A (Bruce) Stone
1988 C W (Colin) Wrigley
1991 A B (Tony) Blakeney
1993 F (Fin) MacRitchie1
1994 B V (Barry) McCleary2
1997 L (Lindsay) O’Brien
2000 R J (Robert) Henry
2001 G B (Geof) Fincher
2003 D M (Di) Miskelly
2006 R L (Bob) Cracknell
2009 R I (Rod) Booth
2011 I L (Ian) Batey3
2012 G B (Graham) Crosbie
2017 M J (Mike) Gidley

1The 1993 Guthrie Award was a special medal to celebrate 100 years of cereal chemistry research in Australia and was presented at the Guthrie Centenary Conference.
2The 2001 Guthrie Award was a special medal to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the RACI Cereal Chemistry Division.
3The 2011 Guthrie Award was a special medal to commemorate the International Year of Chemistry.

Founders Award & AGSA Life Membership Award

The award commemorates the 36 founders who participated in the first RACI Cereal Chemistry Group conference in 1951 and resolved to form an Australian learned society for Cereal Chemistry.

Founders Award & AGSA Life Membership Award

Founders Award

The Founders Award was first presented in 1986 and is awarded for service to the Cereals Industry. The award commemorates the 36 founders who participated in the first RACI Cereal Chemistry Group conference in 1951 and resolved to form an Australian learned society for Cereal Chemistry.

The 36 founders were: Prof A E Alexander, Messrs. C Axelsen, W B S Bishop, R Bitmead, A C Blaskett and E E Bond, Dr R A Bottomley, Messrs. A J Crawford, C H Christie, I Deshurst, K T H Farrer, J R Fisher, L D Foster, W Gledhill, F W J Clendinnen, H C Gluskie, S C Graham, D  W Grover, J V Harvey, L A Jones, W Lewis Jones, J G Krigsman, J W Lee, J L Marshall, S F Marshall and A J Meers, Miss A Morehouse, Dr W Muller, Dr R K Murphy, Messrs. I M Norris, E J O’Brien, K V Paul, V Rawson, Dr F H Reuter, Dr Montgomery White and Mr W H Wilson.

The Award in the form of a certificate is presented during the Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference.

Australasian Grain Science Association Life Membership Award

Recognises a significant contribution to the grains industry through research, teaching and training, technological developments, leadership and promotion and development of the grains industry through the activities of the Association and in the broader community in Australia, New Zealand and globally.

AGSA Life Membership Award applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
By post: Dr L O’Brien, P O Box 273, Narrabri, NSW, 2390.
By email: awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

Founders Award Recipients

1986 R A (Bob) Bottomley
1986 E H (Ted) Jacob
1986 R H (Ron) Martin
1986 A J (John) Meers
1986 E J (Jack) O’Brien
1986 D H (David) Simmonds
1987 K C (Keith) Mander
1987 P E (Peter) Marston
1988 E L (Earle) Mason
1988 W H (Bill) Wilson
1988 H (Harry) Zentner
1989 D J (David) Tucker
1990 T P (Tom) Molan
1990 A J (Allan) Smith
1990 F R (Frank) Townsend
1991 J (Joan) Blackman
1991 B (Bert) Boden
1993 G K (Gordon) Adkins
1993 L S (Len) Cayzer
1993 G (Pat) Halliburton
1993 P (Norman) Matheson
1994 J C (John) Tillott
1995 F E (Duke) Acton
1995 R N (Roy) Lewis
1995 D H B (David) Sparrow
1996 C (Cedric) Axelsen
1996 S F (Sam) Marshall
1997 D M (Matt) Padbury
1997 J (John) Parish
1997 W J (Jack) Toms
1998 D P (Don) Law
1998 R (Ray) Moss
1998 J A (John) Ronalds
1999 G A (Graeme) Lukey
2001 W (Bill) Barnes
2001 I L (Ian) Batey
2001 T (Tal) Ghaly
2001 M (Malcolm) Glennie-Holmes
2001 P W (Peter) Gras
2001 G (Geof) Palmer
2001 P (Peter) Whalley
2002 J (John) Gould
2002 P (Peter) Meredith
2003 R L (Bob) Cracknell
2004 G B (Graham) Crosbie
2005 K (Ken) McNaught
2005 D C (David) Mugford
2005 C T (Tas) Westcott
2006 J (John) Dines
2008 H (Helen) Allen
2008 D (Dai) Suter
2009 L F (Linda) Derrett
2009 J R (John) Oliver

Life Membership Award Recipients

2006 S (Sidi) Huang
2015 B (Bronwyn) Elliott

The Eric E Bond Award

Recognises meritorious services to Grain Science in Australasia within a wide range of activities including technology, service to the Association, research and service to the cereal industry generally.

Recognises meritorious services to Grain Science in Australasia within a wide range of activities including technology, service to the Association, research and service to the cereal industry generally.

The Eric E Bond Award applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
By post: Dr L O’Brien, P O Box 273, Narrabri, NSW, 2390.
By email: awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

  • 2013 P (Philip) Downie (citation)
  • 2016 L (Lindsay) O’Brien
  • 2019 M (Mark) Bason

Australasian Grain Science Association Citation

Recognizes those members who have continued to serve the Association over an extended period, and have already been recipients of any one or more of the Service, Life Membership, F B Guthrie or Eric E Bond award.

Recognizes those members who have continued to serve the Association over an extended period, and have already been recipients of any one or more of the Service, Life Membership, F B Guthrie or Eric E Bond award.

2009 C W (Colin) Wrigley
2009 I L (Ian) Batey)

AGSA Scholarship Program

AGSA is committed to fostering education and training in grain science. The Travel Award provides funds to assist postgraduate students to attend the annual conference convened by AGSA. The Conference Attendance Award provides funds to assist postgraduate students to participate in all events, scientific and social, at the annual conference.

AGSA is committed to fostering education and training in grain science. The Travel Award provides funds to assist students to attend the annual conference convened by AGSA. The Conference Attendance Award provides funds to assist students to participate in all events, scientific and social, at the annual conference.

AGSA Conference Travel and Attendance Awards applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

Australasian Grain Science Association Service Award

Recognizes exceptional and sustained service to the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA). The award is currently sponsored by Megazyme International Ltd and is commonly called the “Megazyme Award”

Recognizes exceptional and sustained service to the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA). The award is currently sponsored by Megazyme International Ltd and is commonly called the “Megazyme Award”.

1994 D M (Di) Miskelly
1995 J R (John) Oliver
1996 C T (Tas) Westcott
1997 R L (Bob) Cracknell
1998 B A (Bruce) Stone
1999 M (Mike) Wootton
2000 P G (Philip) Downie
2001 G A (Geoff) Palmer
2002 J F (Joe) Panozzo
2003 A W (Allen) Tarr
2004 H M (Helen) Allen
2005 L F (Linda) Derrett
2006 I L (Ian) Batey
2007 L (Lesley) MacLeod
2008 A B (Tony) Blakeney
2009 L (Lindsay) O’Brien
2010 B (Bronwyn) Elliott
2011 W (Wayne) Sing
2012 H (Helen) Taylor
2013 L (Les) Copeland
2014 M L (Mark) Bason
2015 J A (Jenny) Wood
2016 M J (Mike) Sissons
2017 C (Cassandra) Walker
2018 J (Jennifer) Dang
2019 I J (Ian) Wesley

A B Blakeney Early Career Development

This scholarship provides the opportunity for an early career grain scientist to travel to an international meeting to assist with the development of their career.

Anthony Bernard (Tony) Blakeney was a driver in the formation of AGSA, a founding member and its inaugural chairman. This scholarship provides funds for a graduate (preferably with a PhD or higher degree) of less than eight years working in the field of grain science in Australia to attend an International Conference to assist with the development of their career.

DownloadAGSA A B Blakeney Early Career Development Scholarship applications to:
The Chair AGSA Awards Committee.
By post: Dr L O’Brien, P O Box 273, Narrabri, NSW, 2390.
By email: awards@ausgrainscience.org.au

2016 S Dhital, University of Queensland

2018 S Tan, Functional Grains Centre, Charles Sturt University