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The Peter Jones Memorial Award

Peter Jones Peter Jones was a noted estuarine scientist and manager who played a major role in the recovery of the Mersey Estuary. He had a long-standing association with ECSA and was a prime-mover in mentoring research students. This prize is given in honour of his name.

Terms and Conditions

The Peter Jones Memorial Award is given to a postgraduate or early career researcher (<5 years after PhD completion or MSc graduation) for a research publication that makes a major contribution to knowledge in estuarine science, technology or management. The prize will be awarded annually and will consist of a cash award of £500 and a certificate.

The award is open to current Ph.D. research students or researchers who have held a PhD for a maximum of 5 years. Exceptionally, the award is also open to current MSc/MRes research students or those who have held their award for a maximum of 5 years. Applicants can be from anywhere in the world but must hold a current membership of ECSA.

The article must be in a journal listed in the Science Citation Index; publication in a journal having a high impact factor would be an advantage.

The application form is only available to ECSA Members and will be shown at the bottom of this page when logged in. The application form must be completed fully including a description of the novelty and the excellence of the contribution to knowledge. The application form, and a pdf of the publication, should be submitted to the Secretary of ECSA by 31st October in any year.

The quality of the applications will be judged by the Awards Committee comprising three members of the ECSA Council. Their decision will be final and notification of the outcome will be made within 3 months. The successful applicant will be required to write an article about the research for the ECSA Bulletin. Payments will be made on the receipt of an article.