Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research
The Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research is sponsored by Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
The Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research is awarded to a research scientist who has effectively communicated their research outcomes to the public.
The Prize is awarded to an individual who effectively and consistently communicates and interacts with the public through mediums such as personal public presentations, popular writing and/or via the mass media.
The Prize is intended to recognise and promote the efforts of scientists who actively engage with the public to communicate their research to a broad range of audiences in understandable, diverse and engaging ways.
The Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research is sponsored by DIISRTE through the Inspiring Australia program. This program provides Australian Government funding towards a national strategy for engaging with the sciences, which aims to build a strong, open relationship between science and society, underpinned by effective communication of science and its benefits.
To fully realise the social, economic and environmental benefits of our significant investment in science and research, we must communicate and engage the wider community in science. See Inspiring Australia - A national strategy for engagement with the sciences.
The Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research is designed to encourage the efforts of individual scientists who communicate their contemporary work and/or field of scientific expertise to the general public thereby encouraging community appreciation of the contribution that Australian science makes to our everyday life.
In what ways is the way you communicate your scientific research to the public innovative?
To what extent does it break new ground in the communication of science?
2. Impact and Effectiveness
How have your communication activities increased the Australian community's appreciation of the value of Australian scientific research?
How have your communication activities enhanced the public's ability to assimilate information on Australian science and scientific issues in an informed and accurate manner?
The prize is open to an individual research scientist who works in a scientific research institute, company or university.
Activities entered for this prize must have been undertaken:
- - in Australia by an Australian citizen or Australian resident;
- within the two (2) years prior to the closing date for entries.
Online entry forms with supporting document must be submitted by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012.
Entries with insufficient sets of documentation will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned.
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.
The judges reserve the right not to award the prize in a given year if, in their view, the quality of entries is insufficiently meritorious.
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STEP 1. You must prepare one document that contains the following information:
a) Activity 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 (maximum 2 pages)
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.
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.