Geoff Mercer Award


An Award has been established and named in honour of Dr. Geoff Mercer, a highly regarded Professor at the National Centre of Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) in the Research School of Population Health (RSPH), who passed away suddenly in April 2014 at the peak of his career.

This Award will continue Geoff's legacy of mentoring and support of students, by funding a grant for postgraduate RSPH students to undertake an activity in pursuit of their academic goals, including travel to a national or international conference. Given Geoff's commitment to applying mathematics to population health, especially infectious disease problems, students undertaking research in that area are particularly encouraged to apply.

Field of study

Population Health


The Award shall be awarded each year to the student who, enrolled in the Research School of Population Health, has completed an application for funding support that is judged by the Selection Committee to be the most likely to enhance the pursuit of the applicant's academic goals.


The value of the Award will be up to $1,500 and will be paid as a one off payment.

How to apply

The Award application will consist of a maximum two-page single-spaced request and justification for an activity to assist in the pursuit of their academic goals and should address the criteria as outlined. These include the academic merit of the proposed activity, the benefit of the proposed activity to the student and the benefit to the proposed activity to the School. The Award application should be submitted to the School Manager no later than 31st August each academic year.