Leadership in Science
The CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science is sponsored by CSIRO.
The CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science is awarded to an Australian individual who has demonstrated an outstanding role and impact in science.
Leadership is pivotal in defining objectives, harnessing, motivating and mobilising talent, and pushing through for results. This applies as much to science as to any other field of human endeavour.
Australia is blessed with many gifted science leaders, who integrate their science talents with the people-skills necessary to make a sustainable difference.
These people can be found in universities, in research laboratories, in policy settings, in the media and in schools.
Some are old (but young at heart!). Some are young, yet strong in impact.
Australia's success as a nation will, in large part, depend on its leaders. Science leadership continues therefore to be of prime importance.
The CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science acknowledges and celebrates the role and impact of great leadership in science.
Entries should specifically address how the work entered meets the following judging criteria:
1. A demonstrated track record of results achieved through working with others, but possible only through the catalytic impact of quality leadership
2. Evidence of a clear vision carried through to fruition
3. A demonstrated energy, passion and commitment evident over time
4. An exemplar of the Chinese maxim of leadership: 'When the job gets done, the people say "We did it ourselves"'
5. Leadership achievements recognised in a broader environment and beyond the immediate team.
6. Quality of Assessor reports.
This prize is open only to individuals. Entries consisting of more than one individual are not eligible.
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.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 6 May 2011 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 6 May 2011 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 of the entrant (two page maximum)
b. Activity Summary: a brief description of the entrants 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. Assesor 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)
STEP 2. Submit an online entry form by midnight AEST Friday 6 May 2011
Complete the online entry form which must include your supporting document and submit by midnight AEST Friday 6 May 2011.
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