The Eureka Prize for Environmental Research is sponsored by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research is awarded for research 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 improvement of our natural environment.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research highlights outstanding research being undertaken in Australia that addresses critical environmental issues, and the leading role often played by Australian researchers in identifying solutions to environmental problems, including challenges posed by climate change, and to the improvement of the natural environment.
Entries must address each of the following criteria:
1) Scientific excellence
2) Benefit to the natural world
The prize is open to individuals, groups or teams. Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others.
Research entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia, no more than five (5) years prior to the closing date for entries.
For a team entry, the team leader must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time the research entered was undertaken. Members of the team do not have to be Australian residents or citizens, however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the research/activity entered was undertaken.
For an entry that is not a team, all entrants must be an Australian citizen or resident at the time the research/activity entered was undertaken.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by 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 research 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) Research Summary: a brief description of the research entered, including objectives and results to date (two page maximum)
b) Judging Criteria: a brief description of how the entrant's activity addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
c) CV: curriculum vitae of entrant (maximum 2 pages per CV)
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.
e) Publication: You may if you wish also include a copy of your work from one externally-refereed scientific publication.
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 Unit on +61 2 9320 6483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.