Established in 2012 by the University of Otago Council in memory of Mr Douglass D Crombie. This award has been made possible by a generous bequest from the late Mr Crombie for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research in Physics. This award will be offered to an outstanding University of Otago Physics graduate intending to undertake a PhD in Physics at an overseas university.
- be born in New Zealand
- have graduated or will soon graduate from the University of Otago with a degree in Physics
- be intending to pursue doctoral-level studies in Physics
- be intending to undertake their studies at an English speaking University in an English speaking country (excluding New Zealand)
- have displayed outstanding academic ability