Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers
The UTS Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers is sponsored by University of Technology, Sydney.
The UTS Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers is awarded to an individual who has helped develop the next generation of Australia's scientific researchers.
Creating and mentoring the next generation of researchers is critical to sustaining innovation and research excellence. Supporting a culture of mentoring, professional development and peer support, from honours and PhD studies to academic progression and career development is central to creating the next generation of research leadership and outstanding professionals that Australia needs to remain competitive.
Influential and sustained mentorship enhances research activity and a researcher's career. This award recognises the individuals that have shaped the future for excellent young researchers in Australia, enabling them to maximise their potential in their chosen fields.
1. A demonstrated track record of success in mentoring and developing the careers of researchers, helping them achieve their career goals.
2. Examples of how the entrant has implemented and supported programs and policies for the broader development of researchers across their organisation and/or discipline.
3. Demonstration of the entrant integrating their students into the wider research community, outside their own organisation.
4. A demonstrated energy, passion and commitment evident over time.
5. Quality of assessor reports.
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.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 to be eligible for this prize.
Any entries received after midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 will not be considered.
Entries without the supporting document will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned.
To be eligible, entries must contain at least one Assessor Report.
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 activity entered, 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) CV: curriculum vitae of entrant (two page maximum)
e) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.