To assist you in preparing your nominations for these particular prizes the Research Services Office is providing support for the review, editing and submission of applications to these schemes.

Should you wish to indicate your interest in applying for any of the listed awards please contact Brodie Beales in the Research Services Office on 12275 or via email (brodie.beales@flinders.edu.au) to discuss your application support needs.

2015 Archive available here.

Area of Interest

Award details (incl dates)

Australian Academy of Science - https://www.science.org.au/opportunities-scientists/recognition/honorific-awards

Early career scientific researchers in earth sciences

Anton Hales Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

The purpose is to recognise distinguished research in the Earth sciences. It will be awarded to researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Early career scientific researchers in mathematical sciences

Christopher Heyde Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

The award’s purpose is to recognise distinguished research in the mathematical sciences by researchers up to 10 years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Female early career scientific researchers in earth sciences

Dorothy Hill Award

Closes: 30 April 2016

The award supports research in the Earth sciences, by female researchers up to 10 years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. An honorarium of $3000 is awarded.

Early career scientific researchers in biology

Fenner Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

Its purpose is to recognise distinguished research in biology (excluding the biomedical sciences) by researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

 Early career scientific researchers in the physical, terrestrial and planetary sciences

Frederick White Prize

Closes: 30 April 2016

This award recognises the achievements of scientists, up to 10 years post-PhD, in Australia who are engaged in research of intrinsic scientific merit that has made an actual or potential contribution to community interests, to rural or industrial progress, or to the understanding of natural phenomena. Relevant areas of research are mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, and the terrestrial and planetary sciences.

Early career scientific researchers in biomedical sciences

Gottschalk Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

The purpose of this award is to recognise outstanding research in the medical sciences by researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. The awardee may not be a Fellow of the Academy.

Early career scientific researchers in engineering sciences

John Booker Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

This medal recognises outstanding research in the sciences that underpin chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical or materials engineering, and their associated disciplines.

Early career scientific researchers in chemistry

Le Fevre Memorial Prize

Closes: 30 April 2016

The purpose of this prize is to recognise outstanding basic research in chemistry by researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Early career scientific researchers in physics

Pawsey Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

The purpose of this medal is to recognise outstanding research in physics by scientists up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Early career scientific researchers in human genetics

Ruth Stephens Gani Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

The purpose of this medal is to recognise distinguished research in human genetics, including clinical, molecular, population and epidemiological genetics and cytogenetics.  It will be awarded to early-career researchers up to 10 years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Mid-Career scientific researchers in global health

Gustav Nossal Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

The award is open to global health researchers eight to fifteen years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Mid-Career scientific researchers in experimental biomedicine

Jacques Miller Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

The award is open to experimental biomedicine researchers eight to 15 years pos-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Female mid-Career scientific researchers in the natural sciences

Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science

Closes: 30 April 2016

The award is open to female mid-career researchers, eight to fifteen years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career, in any branch of the natural sciences. Recipients will have established an independent research program and demonstrated exceptional leadership.

Chemistry

David Craig Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

This medal recognises contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia.

Mineral exploration

Haddon Forrester King Medal

Closes: 30 April 2016

The Award is made to a scientist, resident in Australia or overseas, and normally awarded once every two years. It recognises original and sustained contributions to earth and related sciences of particular relevance to the discovery, evaluation and exploitation of mineral deposits, including the hydrocarbons.

Applied science

Ian Wark Medal and Lecture

Closes: 30 April 2016

The award recognises research which contributes to the prosperity of Australia where that prosperity is attained through the advancement of scientific knowledge or its application, or both.

Earth sciences

Mawson Medal and Lecture

Closes: 30 April 2016

This medal recognises outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia.

L’Oreal Australia and New Zealand - https://www.forwomeninscience.com.au/

Female early career scientific researchers

Women in Science Fellowship

Closes: 12 April 2016

These fellowships are awarded to three female scientists with no more than five years of post-doctoral experience to assist their research at an Australian or New Zealand academic or research institution.

The Fellowships are intended to help early career women scientists to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science. The Fellowships are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date and who have an appropriate research plan that will be assisted by the one-year Fellowship.

Government of South Australia - http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/science/science-excellence-awards-sa

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics research

South Australian Scientist of the Year

Close: 29 April 2016

The South Australian Scientist of the Year recognises an individual who demonstrates outstanding excellence in any field of scientific endeavor and has made a significant national or international contribution to their field of research, providing evidence that their work has led to noteworthy change or achievement in the past 10 years.

Early career researcher in science, technology, engineering or mathematics research

PhD Research Excellence

Close: 29 April 2016

This award recognises recent PhD graduates with outstanding early-career achievement in their field and strong potential to contribute to industry or enterprises in the state.  Evidence of excellence may include but is not limited to publications or conference presentations, examiner’s review statements or any awards during and/or as a result of the research.  Evidence of significant research collaboration and networking will also be assessed. 

Nominees must have received their conferral of degree no more than 12 months prior to the closure of this award.

Teacher of science, technology, engineering and/or the mathematics research

Early Career STEM Educator of the Year (tertiary)

Close: 29 April 2016

This category recognises excellence in early career STEM education and teaching at the tertiary level and inspiring students to further study in the STEM disciplines.  Nominees must have no more than ten years workforce experience teaching STEM subjects at a tertiary level.

Australian Institute of Policy and Science - http://www.aips.net.au/tall-poppies/nominations/

Early career scientific researchers

SA Young Tall Poppy Award

Closes: 11 April 2016

The Young Tall Poppy award recognises the achievements of Australia’s outstanding scientific researchers under the age of 35.  Selection criteria include outstanding research / academic achievement as well as excellence in communication and engagement to promote the understanding of science.

Australian Museum - http://australianmuseum.net.au/2016-eureka-prizes

Environmental research

Eureka Environmental Research

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an individual or team for an outstanding research project in any field of the biological, physical, mathematical or biomedical sciences leading to the resolution of an environmental problem, including a challenge posed by climate change, or the management or protection of Australia’s environment.

Interdisciplinary scientific research

Eureka Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an individual or team who has produced research outcomes that are groundbreaking, set a new direction in the field and/or pioneer an entirely new area of enquiry.

Entries must also demonstrate the extent to which the research outcomes were only possible as a result of the integration of two or more unrelated disciplines.

All scientific research areas involving international collaboration

Eureka Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an individual or team for outstanding scientific research that is the result of international collaboration and contributing to or addressing areas of global importance.

Infectious diseases

Eureka Infectious Diseases Research

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to a team or an individual, group or team for an outstanding contribution to infectious disease research with respect to human health.

Novel application of technology

Eureka Innovative Use of Technology

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an Australian individual, team or organisation that has used new or existing technology in an innovative way to significantly improve the outcome of their research.

The winner will be able to demonstrate how this innovative use of technology may influence Australian and global research.

Early career scientific researchers

Eureka Outstanding Early Career Researcher

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded for outstanding scientific research conducted by an individual or teams of early career researchers.

Individuals entering this prize must be 35 years or younger or be no more five years since being awarded their PhD and for team entry all members must meet this criteria.

National security

Eureka Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an Australian individual, team or organisation for outstanding science or technology that has developed or has the potential to develop innovative solutions for Australia’s defence or national security.

The winner will be able to demonstrate, among other things, how this research can lead to a practical improvement in capability for defence or national security.

All scientific disciplines

Eureka Scientific Research

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an individual or team for outstanding curiosity-driven scientific research employing a concept or investigative approach not normally used in the field of research.  The research must also demonstrate that the contribution will lead to a significantly new investigative approach to problem solving in the field of research.

Early career scientific researchers

Eureka Emerging Leader in Science

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an early career research scientist who has used their leadership skills to create impact inside their institution, amongst their peers, within their discipline or in the wider community.

Individuals entering this prize must be 35 years or younger or be no more five years since being awarded their PhD.

All scientific disciplines

Eureka Leadership in Innovation and Science

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an Australian individual who has demonstrated an outstanding role and impact on science.  The winner will have had their leadership achievements recognised in a broader environment and beyond the immediate team.

All scientific disciplines

Eureka Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to an individual who has helped develop the next generation of Australian’s scientific researchers.  The winner will be able to demonstrate how they support a culture of mentoring, professional development and peer support, from honours and PhD studies to academic progression and career development.

All scientific disciplines

Eureka Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research

Closes: 6 May 2016

Awarded to a research scientist who has effectively communicated their research outcomes to the public within the last two years.  The winner will be actively engaging with the public to communicate their research to a broad audience in understandable, diverse and engaging ways.  This engagement will be increasing the Australian community’s appreciation of the value of Australian scientific research.

Business Higher Education Round Table (B/HERT) - http://www.bhert.com/awards.html 

All Disciplines

Best Research and Development Collaboration

Closes: TBA September

Awarded to a research and development collaboration between one or more tertiary education providers and one or more industry partners (defined broadly to include government, community and welfare organisations). Entries are judged on the innovative nature of the partnership, benefits arising and the strength of the relationship developed and maintained over time.

All Disciplines

Best Higher Education and Training Collaboration

Closes: TBA September

Awarded to a training collaboration between one or more tertiary education providers and one or more industry partners (defined broadly to include government, community and welfare organisations). Entries are judged on the innovative nature of the partnership, benefits arising and the strength of the relationship developed and maintained over time.

All Disciplines

Best Community Engagement Collaboration

Closes: TBA September

Awarded to a n outstanding community engagement collaboration between one or more tertiary education providers and one or more industry partners (defined broadly to include government, community and welfare organisations). Entries are judged on the innovative nature of the partnership, benefits arising and the strength of the relationship developed and maintained over time.

Accounting

Excellence in Accounting Teaching Collaboration

Closes: TBA September

Awarded to an outstanding accountancy teaching collaboration between one or more tertiary education providers and one or more industry partners (defined broadly to include government, community and welfare organisations). Projects should demonstrate a step change in innovation that results from the partnership.

All Disciplines

Best Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year  

Closes: TBA September

Recognising the work of an educator in developing and nurturing entrepreneurs and highlighting the importance of education in the promotion of entrepreneurial activity.

All Disciplines

Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Sustained Collaboration Between Business and Tertiary Education

Closes: TBA September

Recognising a sustained effort by a university, business or individual to foster collaboration between the sectors resulting in significant benefits to tertiary education, business and the broader community.

BUPA Health Foundation - www.bupa.com.au/foundation

Health researchers (no more than 5 years post PhD)

Emerging Health Research of the Year Award

Closes: 30 September 2016

Offered once a year, this award recognises the valuable contribution of emerging health researchers (no more than 5 years post PhD) to the improvement of health outcomes for all Australians, particularly in applied research. The national winner will receive prize of $25,000 to put towards continuing their research career.

Johnson and Johnson Innovation - http://ausbiotechnc.org/program-2/industry-excellence-awards

Researchers in the biotechnology, medical technology and healthcare sector

Industry Leadership Award

Closes: 30 September 2016

This Award seeks candidates who have already made a significant difference to the industry and have a commitment to life sciences/biotechnology that often goes beyond the ‘job description’. Candidates will be known for their passion, enthusiasm and commitment to the industry in Australia.

Company in the biotechnology, medical technology and healthcare sector

Australian Company of the Year

Closes: 30 September 2016

The ‘Australian Company of the Year’ will be awarded to a company that has demonstrated significant achievement/s, and may include any company working in biotechnology or life sciences, including but not limited to the medical diagnostics or devices, pharmaceutical, agricultural sectors. Criteria for companies may include deals done, product pipeline, IP, company strategy and/or revenue.

 Company in the biotechnology, medical technology and healthcare sector

Australian Emerging Company of the Year

Closes: 30 September 2016

The ‘Emerging Company of the Year’ award will be based on the same criteria as above, but be specific to companies under five years of age.

 

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