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The Alice Davey Award: guidelines and application form


In 1997, Dr K R and Mrs M S Davey established The Alice Davey Award, in memory of their late daughter, Alice Grace Davey, who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1994. In 2015 a further donation was received from James Chu towards the Alice Davey Award. 

Selection criteria

Individuals or members of a research team who are, or who were at the time of undertaking the research, students, staff members or titleholders of the University of Adelaide, shall be eligible to apply. The successful recipient(s) shall be:

a.    the individual/research team to have contributed the most meritorious, recognised scholarly work relevant to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research or chronic/life threatening paediatric illnesses; or 

b.    the individual/research team deemed to have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research or chronic/life threatening paediatric illnesses. 

If two or more applications are of equal merit, the award may be shared. In such instances, the value of each award shall normally be equal but, depending upon the individual circumstances of each successful application, the value of the award may be varied at the discretion of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 

Applicants are required to complete the guidelines and application form.

Financial support

The value of the award is $500 and a medal.

How to apply

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be forwarded electronically, in one pdf file, to by COB on Friday 22 September 2017.

Further enquiries

Enquires should be directed to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Development team at


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