The Greenwich Forum aims to promote public awareness of mankind’s dependence on the sea, by encouragement of debate, discussion and education. To encourage students to pursue current maritime/marine questions in their degree work, in whatever discipline, and to reward the best of that work, the Forum has established an annual prize of £500 for the best undergraduate final year project/dissertation. The closing date for nominations is 1 August every year.
Eligibility and Criteria to be eligible for consideration the final year project/dissertation:
•Must deal with a current national, international or global maritime or marine question
•Must be an element of an undergraduate degree awarded by an United Kingdom university and written in English
•Must have been awarded an externally-moderated high mark of Distinction (70+)
•Must have been completed and marked in the academic year preceding nomination. In assessing the nominations, the judging panel will have regard to the originality of topic, knowledge of subject, the quality of the research, grammar and presentation. Its decision is final. Nomination The nomination, to be submitted electronically by the student, must include the following;
•The name of the student, the title of the dissertation, and the name of the degree-awarding university;
•Evidence of the mark awarded;
•A supporting letter from the Supervisor or Head of Department, of no more than 500 words, stating why the dissertation is so outstanding that it should be considered for a prize;
•A PDF of the dissertation;
•Contact details of the student and their Supervisor or Head of Department.
Nominations should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Closing Date of nominations for the 2013-14 Greenwich Forum Undergraduate Prize is 1 August 2014.