The AAS are delighted to announce that we will be devoting our virtual seminar series in November to featuring the AAS rising stars of research.

Each session will feature 3-4 speakers, selected from abstracts and will be divided into:

  • Honours Students
  • HDR Students
  • Early-Career Postdoctoral Researchers (up to 5 years post-PhD)

Abstract submission information:

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and prepared using the template provided: AAS Rising Stars Abstract template
  • One figure is allowed (graphical abstract or a single panel result) and must fit onto the single A4 page


  • Both student/ECR and supervisor must be AAS financial members at the time of abstract submission
  • To qualify as an Honours student, you must have been enrolled in an undergraduate honours program (or post-graduate equivalent research program of <12 months) in the past 2 years and not have started HDR studies prior to June 30, 2021
  • To qualify as a HDR student you should be currently enrolled in a post-graduate degree with an extensive research component and not have submitted a thesis prior to June 30, 2021
  • To qualify as an ECR you should have completed your degree no earlier than June 30, 2016, not including career disruption

Abstract submissions due: 10th September 2021.

The decisions of the judging panel will be final. Short-listed finalists from the accepted abstracts should be available to present in their dedicated session as follows:

Honours session: Thursday 11th November 1-2pm AEST

HDR session: Thursday 18th November 1-2pm AEST

ECR session: Thursday 25th November 1-2pm AEST

Winners will be announced at the AAS Annual General Meeting on Thursday December 2, 2021.



July 13 2021