The John Frederick Adrian Sprent Prize

The John Frederick Adrian Sprent Prize is a substantial prize in cash presented to a member of the Society who in the opinion of a selection committee appointed by the Council has written an outstanding thesis in Parasitology for which the PhD degree was awarded during the previous three years. Nominations are called every three years but the prize need not be given at every selection. The prize is marked by the presentation of a cheque and certificate to the recipient together with a medal as a permanent token of achievement, and by a lecture from the recipient to the Society. The recipient will receive reimbursement of reasonable travel costs to the annual meeting of the Society at which the prize is presented and will be a guest of the Society for the duration of the meeting. The nominees for this prize must be financial members of the Society for at least 18 months. A selection committee judges assess the nominees work and recommends the recipient to the Council of the Society. Nominations must be made by a proposer and seconder who are members of the Society and nominations must be accompanied by 2 copies of the nominee’s thesis and a detailed statement describing the merits of the research and thesis signed by the proposer and seconder. The Committee also require a complete curriculum vitae and copies of any publications arising from the work which post-date the thesis. Permission of the nominee is not required and the nominee need not be informed of the nomination.

A call for Nominations is made in the Newsletter of the Society in the calendar year preceding the award of the prize.

The closing date for  applications is 30th  September 2016.
Electronic or hardcopy  applications will be accepted.

Send applications to ASP Executive Secretary, David Piedrafita.


International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria

18-22 September 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane


Australia-Europe Malaria Research Cooperation

The International Journal for Parasitology

The Society sponsors the International Journal for Parasitology

Submit your papers online at IJP.


Sponsored by the ASP and developed by Prof. Peter O'Donoghue and Lynn Pryor at the University of Queensland, PARA-SITE is a pioneering, interactive educational tool dealing with parasites of human and livestock.

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