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The Australian Catholic University Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics is awarded for the investigation of theoretical or practical ethical issues that contributes to an integrated body of work represented by a book, monograph or a series of related articles that contribute to the understanding and development of ethical standards.
The Mission of Australian Catholic University is to be a community characterised by free inquiry and academic integrity. The pursuit of ethics is an important component of this.
The University explicitly engages the social, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the questions it faces and it is guided by a fundamental concern for justice and equity, and for the dignity of all human beings.
The University explicitly aims to train people who will be highly competent in their chosen fields, ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, and a commitment to serving the common good.
Entries must address each of the following criteria:
1. Scholarly excellence. The research should be marked by scholarly excellence. Preference will be given to work published or accepted for publication in a communication outlet of high scholarly repute.
2. Originality. The research should advance knowledge and/or deepen understanding of an ethical issue or set of issues (theoretical or practical).
3. Relevance and Impact. The research should have relevance to a particular social issue or issues facing either individual Australians or Australian society as a whole. The research should make a significant theoretical advance or contribute to the practical resolution of the issue(s) in question.
4. Communication. Emphasis will be given to research that is expressed in a way that makes its results available and accessible to a wide audience and which is capable of affecting others in their ethical attitudes and/or behaviour.
5. Consistency with the Australian Catholic University ethos. The research should be consistent with an ethic which emphasizes both the significance of the individual human person and his or her responsibility for the world in which we live.
Other things being equal, the prize will be awarded for an integrated body of work represented by a book, monograph or a series of related articles. Judges may, however, in exceptional circumstances, decide to award the prize for research reflected in a single article.
The prize is open to individuals or groups. Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others.
Research entered for this prize must have been undertaken:
• in Australia by an Australian citizen(s) or Australian resident(s). Where the entry is by a research team, all members of the team must meet this criterion.
• undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the closing date for entries.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 1 May 2009 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 1 May 2009 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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1. You must prepare and attach the following supporting documents to your online entry form. (Please clearly label your attachments as per below.)
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 research entered addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
c. Article: a copy of a representative example of the research undertaken (article, book etc...)
d. Assesor Reports: a maximum of four (4) written reports addressing each of the judging criteria from assessors who are familiar with the entered research (two pages maximum per report). NOTE: Judges rely on assessor's reports to provide additional perspective and informed opinion on the entry. Assessors should not be personally or directly involved in the research entered in this prize.
Supporting documentation can be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Excel (.xls) or JPeg (.jpg). Collectively, attachments can be no larger than 5MB.
2. Submit an online entry form by midnight AEST Friday 1 May 2009.
Complete the online entry form which must include all your supporting documents and submit by midnight AEST Friday 1 May 2009.
If you require further information or help, please call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Unit on +61 2 9320 6483 or email email@example.com