2023 David Grace Symposium Award

29/01/2023 | Victoria


David Grace was employed at the Victoria Forensic Science Centre for many years as a Forensic Officer in the Biology Division.  David was also a long serving, dedicated and enthusiastic member of the ANZFSS committee in Victoria.  In his position as head “Technical Officer”, he was responsible for the training and development of other Biology technical staff.  David strongly believed that it was important for his staff to be given similar opportunities to caseworkers in order to develop their skills. One example of his initiative to provide such opportunities was to send his staff to crime scenes to assist caseworkers.  He also felt that he and other technical staff would benefit from attending seminars and was very keen for this to occur

David tragically died on September 30th, 1996 whilst on an Army Reserve training exercise.

In memory of David’s contribution to the ANZFSS over many years and his dedication as a Forensic Officer, the Committee has established a Memorial Scholarship in his name to enable the recipient to attend an ANZFSS Symposium.  The scholarship is awarded to a member of the ANZFSS (Victorian Branch) who would not normally have the opportunity to go to a symposium and meets the requirements below.  You may also be required to attend an interview.

Further details and requirements to apply can be found in the application form here.

Applications for the David Grace are currently OPEN and close 30th April 2023.

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