Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security
The Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security is sponsored by Defence Science and Technology Organisation .
The DSTO Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security is awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation for outstanding science and/or technology that has developed or has the potential to develop innovative solutions for Australia's defence and/or national security.
DSTO is the Australian Government's lead agency charged with applying science and technology to protect and defend Australia and its national interests.
DSTO delivers expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for defence and other elements of national security.
Demands on DSTO's science and technology support are extensive, specialised and continually growing. The increased deployment of Australian troops overseas, the current global security environment, new advances in technology and the ongoing need to minimise costs continue to place pressure on defence science and technology.
With a wide range of partnerships in place with industry and the science and technology community through strategic alliances, collaborative research programs and centres of expertise with some of Australia's premier research universities, DSTO is able to apply advanced science and technology to enhance the effectiveness of Australia's defence and national security effort, both now and for the future.
The DSTO Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security aims to recognise an Australian individual, group or organisation for outstanding science and/or technology that has developed or has the potential to develop innovative solutions which can be applied to advance Australia's capabilities in defence or national security.
This may include both pure and applied research; development of new technologies or practices suitable for Australia's unique circumstances; or novel applications of existing technologies or products that address the challenges of defending Australia and its national interests in a rapidly changing geostrategic climate.
Entries must address each of the following judging criteria:
- • In what way is the work outstanding (e.g. developed or extended techniques or methods not normally used; resulted in a paradigm shift etc)?
• What are the innovative aspects of the work and/or its results?
• What new insights have been gained as a result of this work?
- • What capability challenge in defence and/or national security is addressed by the work?
• Does the work address current and long-term issues?
• To what extent does it meet Australia's unique circumstances in defence or national security?
• How can this work lead to a practical improvement in capability for defence or national security?
• What wider benefits can be expected as a result of this work on defence or national security (e.g. increased efficiency, improved operational performance, reduced costs, etc.)?
• Does the work lend itself to applications beyond defence and national security?
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 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 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(s) (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 on +61 2 9320 6483 or email email@example.com.