Researchers at the Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry Research Group (GARG) have been awarded individually or as a group several prizes, distinctions and research recognition over the years.

GARG is proud to receive frequent mark of appreciation for their scientific achievements, especially as they are fortunate to be rewarded for simply pursuing their passion and dream.



YSEP-ATSE (Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau)


2018- The Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP) is a joint governmental initiative funded by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

The program aims to:

  • Increase early to mid-career Australian and Chinese researchers understanding of the cultures, particularly the science and research practices and systems, of the two countries

  • Develop the researchers’ leadership skills as future ‘science ambassadors’ for Australia and China

  • Provide a catalyst for long-tem, sustainable Australia-China research collaboration

YSEP also provides participants with exposure to higher order issues outside their scientific/technical specialty, including S&T policy and best practice research management.