Emerging Leader in Science
The Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science is sponsored by 3M.
The 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science is awarded to a scientist who has used their leadership skills to create impact inside their institution, amongst their peers, within their discipline or in the wider community.
To be considered an emerging leader you must be 35 years or younger or be no more than five years since being awarded your PhD.
3M is a company that brings science and technology together to create more than 55,000 products that make lives easier and better around the world.
3M INNOVATION weaves its way into all kinds of everyday products - like street signs, TVs, cars, medical equipment, even the supplies you use every day at school or the couch you sit on in your living room at home. Some 3M products that might be familiar to you include Post-it® Notes, Scotch® Tape, NexcareTM bandages and Scotch-BriteTM or O-Cel-OTM sponges.
3M has more than 6,500 scientists all over the world who draw from more than 40 key technology areas to develop new solutions to everyday problems.
Through this prize, 3M Australia would like to recognise and encourage the scientist leaders of the next generation who are charged with tackling some of our greatest challenges like a changing climate, the depletion of natural resources, an aging population and exponential population growth whilst maintaining Australia's competitive advantage.
Entrants should specifically address how their work meets the following judging criteria:
1) Evidence of a clear vision
2) Skills in mobilising others
3) Proof of commitment, energy and passion
4) Demonstration of leadership impact
This prize is open only to individuals. Entries consisting of more than one individual are ineligible.
Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If nominating an entrant, please ensure that they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation provided in support of their nomination.
Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia by an Australian citizen or Australian resident.
To be eligible you must be 35 years or younger or be no more than five years since being awarded your PhD, at the close of entries.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 to be eligible for this prize.
Entries with insufficient sets of supporting documentation will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned.
Any entries received after midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 will not be considered.
Hard-copy applications will not be considered.
The activity entered/nominated for this prize may not be entered/nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
The deliberations of the judging panel remain confidential. All recommendations and decisions taken are binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into on such matters.
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STEP 1. You must prepare one document that contains the following information:
a) Personal Profile: a brief personal profile on the entrant (two page maximum)
b) Activity Summary: a brief description of the entrant's activity, including objectives and results to date (two page maximum)
c) Judging Criteria: a brief description of how the entrant's activity addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
d) Assessor Reports: a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of four (4) written reports addressing each of the judging criteria from assessors who are familiar with the entered research (two page maximum per report). NOTE: Judges rely on assessor's reports to provide additional perspective and informed opinion on entries. Therefore, assessors should not be personally or directly involved in the activity entered in this prize.
This document can be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
STEP 2. Submit an online entry form by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012
Complete the online entry form which must include your supporting document and submit by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012.
If you require further information or help, please call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes on +61 2 9320 6483 or email email@example.com.