Research by an Interdisciplinary Team
The Australian Research Council Eureka Prize for Excellence in Research by an Interdisciplinary Team is sponsored by.
The Australian Research Council Eureka Prize for Excellence in Research by an Interdisciplinary Team is awarded to an Australian research partnership/group/team for a groundbreaking research outcome that has involved collaboration and integration between researchers from two or more unrelated disciplines.
The award encourages outstanding, innovative research that demonstrates the benefits of practical interdisciplinary cooperation.
Research entered may be for a single project or a body of work. In either case, the research must have been:
• undertaken in Australia by Australian researchers;
• published in an internationally respected journal(s), book(s) or equivalent electronic publications;
• been undertaken no more than five (5) years before the closing date for entries; and
• have contributed to an area of national priority.
The national priorities are:
• An Environmentally Sustainable Australia
• Promoting and Maintaining Good Health
• Frontier Technologies for Building and Transforming Australian Industries, and
• Safeguarding Australia
Entries should specifically address how the work entered meets the following judging criteria:
- 1. Originality and excellence of the research.
2. Novelty of the conceptual or investigative approach (including the extent to which the research has combined different research paradigms).
3. Strength of the collaboration and team work.
4. Significance of the contribution to an area of national priority. For example:
- a major economic sector (e.g. services);
- a critical national problem (environmental sustainability); or
- development of new research capacity.
The prize is open to groups or teams of researchers.
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; and
• no more than five (5) years prior to the closing date for entries.
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 1 May 2009 to be eligable 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 1 May 2009 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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1. You must prepare and attach the following supporting documents to your online entry form. (Please clearly label your attachments as per below.)
a. Personal or Team Profile: a brief profile of the entrant/team (two page maximum)
b. Research Summary: a brief description of the activity/research entered, including objectives and results to date (two page maximum)
c. Judging Criteria: a brief description of how the entrant's activity/research addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
d. Published Article: a copy of one published article about the research in an internationally respected journal(s), book(s) or equivalent electronic publications;
c. Assessor Reports: a maximum of four (4) written reports addressing each of the judging criteria from assessors who are familiar with the entrant's work (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.
Supporting documentation can be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Excel (.xls) or JPeg (.jpg). Collectively, attachments can be no larger than 5MB.
2. Submit an online entry form by midnight AEST 1 May 2009.
Complete the online entry form which must include all your supporting documents and submit by midnight AEST Friday 1 May 2009.
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