Outstanding Young Researcher
The Eureka Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher is sponsored by Macquarie University.
The Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher is awarded for outstanding scientific research conducted by an individual (or groups of) early career researcher(s) who is 35 years old or younger.
Macquarie University is home to some of the world's most pre-eminent researchers who attract significant research funding to the University. Five of their departments, Biological Sciences, Cognitive Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Physical Sciences, were rated as outstanding by world standards in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation conducted in 2010 by the Australian Government.
Macquarie University values, recognises and rewards the significant contribution that young researchers make to their field and to science in Australia.
Entries should specifically address how their work meets the following judging criteria:
1. Originality: Describe how your research is original.
2. Scientific Rigour: Describe the scientific rigour of your research, including evidence that the research has undergone peer-review.
3. Potential Impacts: Describe the potential impacts and benefits of your research.
The prize is open to individuals or groups.
Individuals entering this prize must be 35 years or younger at the time of close of entries. For a group entry, all members of the group must be 35 years or younger at the time of close of entries.
Individuals may be nominated for their significant role (lead researcher or key researcher) in a group research project, where not all group members are 35 years of age or younger.
For a team entry, the Team Leader(s) must be an Australian citizen(s) or permanent resident(s) at the time the research/activity 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.
Research entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia and undertaken no more than five (5) years before the closing date for entries.
Entrants may either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If nominating an entrant, please ensure that they have the opportunity to provide input to the document provided in support of their nomination.
You must submit an online entry form including the supporting document by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 to be eligible for this prize.
Entries with insufficient 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 activity 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) Published Article: You may, if you wish, include a copy of one published article about the research in an internationally respected journal(s), book(s) or equivalent electronic publications;
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.