Water Research and Innovation
The National Water Commission Professor Peter Cullen Eureka Prize for Water Research and Innovation is sponsored by.
The National Water Commission Professor Peter Cullen Eureka Prize for Water Research and Innovation is awarded to an individual, team or organisation for research and innovation that has made or has the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the sustainable use and management of Australia's water resources.
To learn more about Professor Peter Cullen and the work of the Peter Cullen Trust go to http://www.petercullentrust.com.au/
The NWC Professor Peter Cullen Eureka Prize is awarded for a scientific research project that has the potential to lead to substantial change in the way Australia manages, uses or protects its water resources, particularly in rural Australia.
The emphasis is on the extent to which the research is genuinely original in its thinking, rigorous in its application and of practical benefit.
The research entered can cover any aspect of sustainable use or protection of water resources, including inter-alia research fields such as water use and reuse, ecology, hydrology, economics, policy, societal change, engineering and the biophysical sciences.
Where the entry is by a research group, all members of the group must meet this criterion;
Entries must address each of the following criteria:
- to what extent does the research contribute original thinking, new insights or conceptual frameworks to the management of Australia's water resources?
- does the research address new and emerging issues or does it offer a new perspective or substantial advance in understanding current problems?
- has the research developed new techniques or methods, or substantially improved existing ones to enhance their usefulness?
- does the research have the potential to change the way people, primary industries or institutions act or think? If so, how?
- how can this research lead to a practical improvement in the use, management or protection of water resources in Australia?
- how widely applicable are the results to the Australian economy, primary industries or environment?
- how was the research communicated to the target audiences? (Identify the key stakeholders - eg scientists, land managers, policy makers, and general public - and explain how the research was communicated to them.)
- has the research reached, or will it reach, those responsible for managing and/or protecting our water resources?
- what examples are there of how the research has changed the management of water resources or related ecosystems?
The prize is open to individuals or groups. Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others.
Research entered for this prize must have been undertaken:
• in Australia by an Australian citizen(s) or Australian resident(s). Where the entry is by a research group, all members of the group must meet this criterion; and
• undertaken 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 7 May 2010 to be eligible for this prize.
Online entries with insufficient sets of supporting documentation will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned.
Any entries received after midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010 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.
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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. Research Summary: a brief description of the research entered, including objectives and results to date (two page maximum)
b. Judging Criteria: brief description of how the research entered addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
c. Assessor Report: 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 the entry. Assessors should not be personally or directly involved in the work entered in this prize.
d. Publication: you may if you wish also include a copy of your work from at least one externally-refereed scientific publication.
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 Friday 7 May 2010.
Complete the online entry form which must include all your supporting documents and submit by midnight AEST Friday 7 May 2010.
If you require further information or help, please call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Unit on +61 2 9320 6483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org