Awards

Australian Academy of Science: Awards

Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE): Clunies Ross Awards

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG): SA Early Career Research Awards

Australian Information Industry Association: iAwards

Australian Institute of Policy and Science:

BUPA Health Foundation: Emerging Health Researcher of the Year Award

Business/Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Awards

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): RT Hall Prize 2018

Centenary Institute: Medical Innovation Award

David Syme Research Prize 2018

Eureka Prizes

Gairdner Foundation Awards

GSK Award for Research Excellence

Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA): Women's Excellence in Research Award

iAwards

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation: Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal

Prime Ministers Prizes for Science

Research Australia: Awards

SA Science Excellence Awards

South Australian MND Award: Symposium Attendance

Telstra Business Women's Awards

University of South Australia:

Winnovation Awards

Winston Churchill Menoral Trust: Churchill Fellowships

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Australian Academy of Science Awards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Australian Academy of Science Awards

Scheme overview

Central to the purpose of the Academy is the recognition and support of outstanding contributions to the advancement of science.

The honorific awards were established to recognise distinguished research in three categories: awards of medals and prizes are made to early-career scientists up to 10 years post PhD, mid-career scientists 8 to 15 years post PhD, and the prestigious career awards which are made to scientists for life-long achievement.

Funding available

Varing prize amounts based on award category

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Varying criteria based on award category; please consult website for further details

Various awards include:

  • Early Career Award
  • Mid-Career Award
  • Career Awards

 including:

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

AASA

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Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG): SA Early Career Research Awards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG): SA Early Career Research Awards

Scheme overview

The purpose of the award is to recognise the achievements of South Australian researchers, to encourage people to undertake and continue their research activities, and to encourage the dissemination and promotion of current research.

The award is offered to researchers who have published or formally presented work in one of the following categories of research:

  • Applied - original work undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge with a specific application in view. It is undertaken either to determine possible uses for the findings of basic research or to determine new methods or ways of achieving some specific and predetermined objectives (ABS definition).
  • Strategic - (in human services field) generates knowledge about specific health and well being needs and problems. These may be conditions, risk factors or sources of inefficiency or inequity.
  • Evaluative - work designed to allow judgements to be made about a program, project or service. Evaluation uses a range of methods to monitor the process and impact of a project or program against predetermined objectives and indicators.
  • Fundamental/Basic - this research generates knowledge about problems of scientific significance.

Funding available

$1,000 + certificate + 1 yr membership AAG

Eligibility / Judging Criteria
  • The research is to be about older people, will benefit older people and has long term applicability.
  • The awards are open to researchers developing a research profile in gerontology. Applicants may be current a PhD student or have been awarded a PhD within the last five years.
  • Applicants must have made a substantial intellectual input and had a major role in the conduct, analysis and reporting of results.
  • The research is to address at least one of the outcomes in the criteria document.
  • The research needs to include some form of empirical analysis whether quantitative or qualitative.
  • The research is to be completed (or near completion).
  • The research is to have been published or accepted for publication or formally presented or accepted for presentation (for example at a conference).
  • Awardees will be expected to make a presentation based on their research at the next AAG SA Gerontology Conference in Adelaide following the granting of the award.

Opening date

July 2019 (TBA)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

AAG website

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Australian Information Industry Association: iAwards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Australian Information Industry Association: iAwards

Scheme overview

The key goal of the iAwards is to discover, recognise and reward the technology innovations that have the potential to, or are already having a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale. iAwards submissions are accepted from innovators across the whole Australian economy, whether you are an individual, a group, a government or private organisation, or a student.

Funding available

  • Publicity and media exposure
  • Networking and partnership opportunities
  • Access to highly skilled judges
  • State and/or National iAward or merit award and trophy or certificate
  • Promotion in the public directory portal, used by corporations and investors looking for standout innovations
  • Access to business mentoring workshops
  • Judges' feedback from online (state) and face-to-face (national) judging
  • Opportunity to become eligible for the Asia Pacific ICT (APICTA) Awards
  • Facilitated meetings with key individuals & potential investors

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Multiple conditions depending on award type; please consult the website for further information

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry if required, liaising with Jasmine Vreugdenburg of the Innovation and Collaboration Centre.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

iAwards

 

Australian Institute of Policy and Science: CSL Young Florey Medal

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

CSL Young Florey Medal

Scheme overview

The Inaugural CSL Young Florey Medal will be awarded to an Australian biomedical researcher for significant early career achievements in biomedical science and/or human health advancement for research conducted primarily in Australia. due to the generous support of CSL Limited.

The Florey Medal is a biennial award that has previously recognised lifetime achievements in biomedical research. This year, CSL is generously supporting the awarding of a new medal to a mid to early career researcher. This award will include recognition of researchers who communicated their work with the non-scientific community

Funding available

 $25,000 + a silver medal

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be no more than 45 years of age at closing date.
  • Hold a PhD.
  • Be working in Australia, and have undertaken a significant portion of their postgrad work in Australia.
  • Be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Self-nominations not accepted.

Selection criteria:

  • Excellence in research achievement in the biomedical science and/or human health advancement. Excellence and passion in communication and community engagement to promote understanding and engagement in science.

Opening date

April 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

CSL Young Florey website

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Australian Institute of Policy and Science: CSL Florey Next Generation Award

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

CSL Florey Next Generation Award

Scheme overview

The CSL Florey Next Generation Award will be conferred to a current PhD candidate who has demonstrated outstanding capability, creativitiy and potential in the biomedical sciences and/or health and medical research. The Award is due to the generous support of CSL Limited.

Funding available

 $20,000 + trophy. Runner up prizes of $2,500.

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Nominees must:

  • be a PhD candidate who has not had their PhD project conferred as of 21 August 2018.
  • have completed a majority of their PhD research in Australia
  • Self nominees are not eligible they must be completed by the nominating institution

Selection criteria:

  • Excellence in research achievement in the biomedical science and/or human health advancement.

Creative component: 90 second video

Opening date

April 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

CSL Young Florey website

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Australian Institute of Policy and Science: Young Tall Poppies

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

The Australian Institute of Policy & Science (AIPS) is calling for nominations for the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Open to researchers across all Australian states and territories, these prestigious awards recognise excellence in early career research across all the sciences, including mathematics, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Scheme overview

The SA winner will be awarded at the SA Science Excellence awards

Funding available

Cash prize, trophy and certificate

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Applicants:

  • Should hold a PhD. The selection committee will consider exceptions based on evidence of equivalent experience in industry.
  • Nominees must have completed their PhD within ten years of the nomination closing date.
  • Nominees should currently be working in Australia and have undertaken a significant portion of their postgraduate research in Australia, and be committed to carrying out their research/work in Australia in 2019 to allow them to participate in outreach activities.
  • Only individual scientists are eligible (not research teams).
  • Self-nominations are not eligible.
  • Nominees must be either permanent residents or citizens of Australia. New Zealand citizens may also apply, subject to fulfilling the criteria above.

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

April 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

Tall Poppies website

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BUPA Health Foundation: Emerging Health Researcher of the Year Award

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

BUPA Health Foundation: Emerging Health Researcher of the Year Award

Scheme overview

The Bupa Health Foundation is one of the leading charitable foundations dedicated to health in Australia. Since 2005 we have invested more than $30million in over 110 partnerships across the country and remain committed to contributing to a strong economy by helping promote and ensure better health for all Australians.

The Foundation’s work is directed towards partnerships that translate, educate and empower the community in their own health, support new and enhanced service delivery and invest in community-based programs that impact on policy and practice.

This Award recogniese the valuable contribution of emerging health researchers to the improvement of health outcomes for all Australians, particularly in applied research.

Funding available

$25,000

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Applicants must be no more than 5 years post PhD.

Opening date

June 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

BUPA website 

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Business/Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Awards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Business/Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Awards

Scheme overview

B-HERT Awards recognise outstanding achievement in collaboration between business and higher education in the fields of research and development, and education and training.
The awards highlight at a national level the benefits of such collaboration and enhance links between industry and universities. Award categories are:

  • Best Research & Development Collaboration
  • Best Research Translation Award
  • Best Higher Education & Training Collaboration
  • Best Community Engagement Collaboration
  • Excellence in Accounting Teaching Collaboration
  • B-HERT Award for Outstanding Excellence in Collaboration - $10,000 prize to the overall winner of the above four categories
  • Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Sustained Collaboration between Business and Tertiary Education
  • Best Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year Award
  • Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Support of Higher Education

Funding available

up to $10,000 for each award

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

  • The award is made to a program or project involving a collaborative partnership between business and tertiary education in a metropolitan or regional setting. Therefore, the collaborating organisations nominated for the award must come from business and the tertiary education sectors.
  • Each submission must be signed by all participating partners.

Opening date

EOI: March 2020  Full applications: May 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

EOI: April 2020   Full applications by invitation only: July 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Contact HSC Division Research office

External source overview

B-HERT website

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Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): RT Hall Prize 2019

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): RT Hall Prize 2019

Scheme overview

The Prize is the most prestigious research award of the CSANZ and recognises the achievements of senior and established investigators. The Prize is awarded in open competition and is directed towards recognition of sustained and outstanding research achievement.
The R T Hall Prize will be awarded to an individual investigator for a coherent body of work, which advances knowledge of the cardiovascular system and its diseases.
In exceptional circumstances, the Prize may be awarded to a small group for an outstanding contribution in the field of cardiology.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

  • The investigator MUST be a Member of The CSANZ 
  • The work must have been substantially undertaken in Australia or New Zealand
  • The work must have been published in a scientific journal or journals. 
  • Work published in book-form and thesis, which have been accepted for higher degrees, may also be submitted.

Opening date

May 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

CSANZ website

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Centenary Institute: Medical Innovation Award

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Centenary Institute: Medical Innovation Award

Scheme overview

The Centenary Institute's Medical Innovation Award recognise bold young researchers who are taking the risks to ask the big questions of today - those questions that have most people saying 'but that's impossible".

The Awards focus on creativity and will be presented to a biomedical research scientist based in Australia who demostrates the greatest creativity in their scientific approach. This is the largest and most prestigious national research Award for young biomedical researchers in Australia.

Funding available

$30,000 + glass trophy. 2nd, 3rd and People's Choice awards

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Applicants:

  • may be from any Institute, University or educational institution in Australia
  • may be a citizen of another country provided their research has been substantially carried out in Australia
  • must have received their PhD on or after 1 January 2010.

Opening date

March 2019 (yet to be advised)

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Centenary Institute website

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 ATSE: Clunies Ross Awards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Clunies Ross Awards (ATSE)

Scheme overview

Building Australia’s future industries will depend on adopting technological innovation to develop high-value products and services for a global market.  Improving collaboration in Australia, between and within businesses and between business and publicly funded research, will significantly enhance innovation.  Both domestic and international collaboration improves the productivity and competitiveness of Australian technology-based firms.

Over the past 25 years the Clunies Ross Awards (CRA) have recognised contributions by dedicated individuals to the application of technology for the benefit of Australia. In recognition of the complex nature of such activities the Clunies Ross Awards are awarded in three categories:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Knowledge Commercialisation Award
  • Innovation Award

Funding available

Award 

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Three criterion should be met to be successful:

  1. A person who has made an identifiably significant contribution to the advancement of industry and/or the community through the application
    of science and technology for the economic, social and environmental
    benefit of Australia;
  2. A person who is able to demonstrate the impact or potential impact of the
    technology-based innovation; and 
  3. A person who has advanced the promotion of innovators and community awareness of technological innovation. 

Opening date

1 September 2019

Internal closing date

11 October 2019 

External closing date

25 October 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

 Clunies Ross Awards website

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David Syme Research Prize (Academic Research)

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

David Syme Research Prize (Academic Research)

Scheme overview

In 1904 David Syme of Melbourne presented £3,000 to the University to establish an annual prize for the best original research in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Geology produced in Australia during the preceding two years. Preference will be given to original research of value to the industrial and commercial interests of Australia.

Funding available

$7,500 + a bronze medallion

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Applications are welcome from researchers associated with any Australian university and from researchers without university connections, subject to the following restrictions:

  • Professors or researchers who will have attained the position of professor at the time the award is made are not eligible to apply;
  • Researchers outside universities who have attained a level of seniority comparable to a university professor at the time the award is made (LEVEL E) are not eligible to apply.
  • The submitted research must have been produced in Australia during the previous two years, ending 31 December 2018.
  • Researchers who have not spent the equivalent of at least 5 full years of the last 7 in Australia are not eligible to apply.

Opening date

March 2020

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

David Syme Research Prize

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Eureka Prizes

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Eureka Prizes

Scheme overview

Presented annually, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.

A unique partnership between government organisations, institutions, companies and individuals committed to Australian science.

Funding available

Varing prize amounts based on award category

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Varying criteria based on award category; please consult website for further details

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

Eureka website

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Gairdner Foundation Awards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Gairdner Foundation Awards (Canada)

Scheme overview

Nominations are encouraged internationally for the Canada Gairdner International Awards and the Canada Global Health Award.

Canada Gairdner International Awards:

  • These awards are given to biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in increased understanding of human biology and disease. The award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. The award does not recognize a lifetime of work. Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of biomedicine.

Canada Global Health Award:

  • This award is given to a scientist whose advances have (or will potentially have) a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. An annual award given to an individual scientist who has made "major scientific advances in any one the four areas of basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health that have or have the potential to make a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world".

Funding available

$100,000 CDN

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

  • Nominees are judged on their original contributions to science.
  • Awards are made to residents of any country without restriction of gender, race, religion, creed or nationality.

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date

24 September 2019 

External closing date

1 October 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Gairdner Foundation Awards

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GSK Award for Research Excellence

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

GSK Award for Research Excellence

Scheme overview

The GSK Award for Research Excellence, now in its 38th year, is one of the most prestigious awards available to the Australian research community. This Award recognises outstanding achievements in medical research and facilitates career development with potential importance to human health and Australian research.

Funding available

$80,000

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

  • The award recipient will come from the field of human medical health.
  • The clinician and/or scientist must not be employed by a commercial organisation.
  • The work must have been carried out mainly in Australia and must demonstrate scientific credibility and merit.
  • The award recipient will be selected by an independent panel which will include members from the scientific and clinical community, panel members judgement is final.

Opening date

April 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

GSK website

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Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA): Women's Excellence in Research Award

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

HDA Women's Excellence in Research Award

Scheme overview

This Award offered by Healthy Development Adelaide is to recognise and celebrate excellence of research achievement by women working in the field of developmental health; and to raise awareness of and support career development for mid-career women researchers.

Funding available

$1000 and a plaque

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

  • Open to HDA mid-career researchers with 5-10 years post PhD undertaking basic or clinical, biomedical or social science research in developmental health, resilience or disease in pregnancy, infancy, childhood or adolescence.

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

HDA website

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National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation: Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation: Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal

Scheme overview

The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) is pleased to offer the Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation every two years.

The Medal is awarded to a researcher for outstanding contribution towards the development and advancement of a biomedical innovation related to the nature, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and incidence of disease and other health problems that have a significant impact on the health of humans.

The medal will be awarded to the researcher judged to be responsible for the best biomedical innovation and development paper published, patent taken out, or commercial-in-confidence report in the previous two calendar years. Innovations will include Australian research and discoveries into new medicines, vaccines, biologicals, devices, tools or diagnostics.

Funding available

$50,000

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Applicants must be under the age of 45 years

Opening date

March 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

NFMRI website

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Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Scheme overview

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching.

These awards are presented at a black-tie dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra.

The Prizes are a tribute and inspire a sense of national pride by recognising the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally; as well as the critical role science educators play in inspiring and encouraging students to take an interest in science and consider science as a career.

The two innovation prizes celebrates success in Australian commercialisation through innovative translational of scientific research. These prizes will promote building better links between universities, researchers and industry and encourage entrepreneurial spirit in our business and research communities.

Funding available

Each of these prizes comprise an award certificate, a gold medallion and lapel pin, and prize money of $250 000. Should a team be awarded the prize, each member would receive an equal portion of the prize money.

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Multiple conditions depending on award type; please consult the website for further information

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

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Research Australia: Awards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Research Australia: Awards

Scheme overview

These prestigious Awards, now in their 13th year, recognise and celebrate leaders who have made significant contributions to health and medical research in Australia.

Awards are presented across the categories of discovery, health services research, advocacy, philanthropy and lifetime achievement.

In 2018 the following Awards will be presented:

  • Advocacy Award
  • Data Innovation Award
  • Great Australian Philanthropy Award
  • Griffith University Discovery Award
  •  Leadership in Corporate Giving Award
  •  Health Services Research Award
  •  The Peter Wills Medal

As the national peak body for health and medical research, Research Australia's Awards are highly regarded and coveted in the health and medical research sector.

Funding available

Various

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Refer to website for further details

Opening date

May 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Contact HSC Division Research office

External source overview

Research Australia website

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SA Science Excellence Awards: Scientist of the Year, PhD Research Excellence, ECR STEM Professional, ECR STEM Educator

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

South Australia Science Excellence Awards: Scientist of the Year, PhD Research Excellence, STEM Professional, STEM Educator of the Year, Excellence in Research Collaboration.

Scheme overview

The South Australian Government invites nominations for the 2017 South Australian Science Excellence Awards.

These Awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The objectives of the awards are:

  • to recognise excellence across a range of science and research activities
  • to raise community awareness of the importance and relevance of science education and
  • to promote science and research as a professional career choice.

Categories:

  • South Australian Scientist of the Year
  • PhD Research Excellence
    • Health and Medical Sciences
    • Life and Environmental Sciences
    • Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering
  •  STEM Professional
    • Health and Medical Sciences
    • Life and Environmental Sciences
    • Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering
  • STEM Educator of the Year
    • School Teaching
    • Tertiary Teaching
  • Excellence in Research Collaboration

Funding available

Scientist of the Year $25,000

All other categories $10,000 per award

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

  • Past winners may not apply in the same category in subsequent years but may apply for other categories if they are eligible.
  • Previous nominees and finalists are eligible to reapply for the 2017 South Australian Science Excellence Awards.
  • Nominees must be Australian citizens or hold permanent residence status.
  • The majority of work or research for which you are nominating must have been undertaken in South Australia.

Opening date

March 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

April 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

SA Science Excellence website

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South Australian MND Award for attendance at the ALS/MND Symposium

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

South Australian MND Award for attendance at the ALS/MND Symposium in Perth

Scheme overview

This award is aimed at improving the management and research for people with motor neurone disease through conference attendance at the ALS/MND Symposium.

In 2019, the Allied Professionals Forum and International Symposium on ALS/MND are being held in Perth on 3 December and 4 to 6 December respectively. Awards made in 2019 will only be to attend these meetings.

Awards are made to individuals. Multiple Awards will be offered. Awards will not exceed the cost of attendance. The Award comprises a payment. The value of each Award will be fixed based on projected cost of travel, accommodation and registration submitted by the applicant.

Funding available

The Award may be used to subsidise travel, attendance fees, or other costs associated with attendance. Funding may not meet all costs.

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Priority will be given to:

  • PhD students and early post doc researchers
  • Health and allied health professionals working with people living with MND

Applicants must agree to write and present a formal report on their attendance at the approved activity, with particular emphasis on the impact on people living with motor neurone disease. Recipients who do not submit a report will be ineligible to receive future support. Employees of Australian MND associations are not eligible to apply. Recipients of 2019 Nina Buscombe Awards or Jenny & Graham Lang Travel Grants are not eligible.

Applicants must support their application with a statement outlining how attendance at the event might impact on people living with MND. There is no application form. Application must include a budget and not exceed 2 pages – no attachments or publication lists. Applicants must identify other sources of funding attained or sought.

A requirement to present to MND SA a written report within 4 weeks of the conclusion of the event is part of the Award agreement. The report will address the nature of the event, specific learning, impact on people with MND, take home knowledge and promotion/translation to practice.

Opening date

1 September 2019

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

15 September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Must be sent by email to Karen Percival (CEO, SAMND, kpercival@mndsa.org.au)  Applications received by mail or fax will not be considered and not returned. No late applications will be considered. Early applications appreciated.

External source overview

Karen Percival (CEO, SAMND) kpercival@mndsa.org.au 

 

Telstra Business Women's Award

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Telstra Business Women's Award

Scheme overview

Telstra is a passionate advocate of women in business, celebrating their achievements through Australia's longest running and most esteemed women's award program – the Telstra Business Women's Awards.

The Judges are looking for business women who have:

  • Delivered real business impact
  • Tackled business problems and obstacles with determination and creativity
  • Applied innovative thinking to push boundaries and do things differently
  • Used self-belief to rise above adversity and reach their goals
  • Consistently demonstrated exceptional and progressive leadership
  • Displayed sound financial management and acumen
  • Mentored and inspired others striving for success
  • Used their success to give back to their community

Funding available

The Telstra Business Women's Awards provide finalists and winners with the opportunity for self-evaluation and connection with other outstanding women.

Other prizes include:

  • Cash grants and exclusive experiences
  • The chance to capitalise on the Awards success by displaying the Telstra Business Women's Awards Finalist or Winner logo
  • Two tickets to attend their State/Territory Dinner (Australia only)
  • A framed commemorative certificate
  • For State/Territory winners outside Victoria and finalists from Asia, one return economy airfare to Melbourne, Australia for National judging, Workshop and Awards Gala Dinner
  • Two nights accommodation in Melbourne
  • Two tickets to the Awards Gala Dinner presentation ceremony in Melbourne

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

For Australian Award categories:

  • For all categories, entrants must be living in Australia as an Australian citizen or have Australian residency status
  • If entering the Entrepreneur category, they will have been operating their business for at least one year by 15 June 2017
  • They are not employed by Telstra, a sponsor, or direct supplier of the Telstra Business Women's Awards
  • Telstra does not have a financial interest in their business or organisation
  • They have not been involved in the judging of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the past five years
  • They were not an Award winner in the 2015 or 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards
  • They are aged 29 years or younger by 15 June 2017, to be automatically entered into the Young Business Women's Award

Qualities that potential Award winners share:

The Judges look for qualities in each entrant that reflect the values of the Awards; qualities including:

  • a compelling vision that shapes what they do
  • excellent leadership
  • overcoming adversity with determination and creative problem solving
  • championing the skills of relationship building and negotiation in business
  • mentoring others to succeed
  • giving back to their community
  • challenging the notion that there is only one way of doing things

Opening date

3 September 2019 (Phase 1 Entries Open)

Internal closing date

15 October 2019

External closing date

29 October 2019 (Nominations Close) 6 November 2019 (Phase 1 Entry Closes)

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry if required.

Please obtain approval from HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division)

External source overview

Telstra Business Awards

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University of South Australia: Visiting Distinguished Thought Leader Scheme

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

University of South Australia: Visiting Distinguished Thought Leader Scheme

Scheme overview

The Visiting Distinguished Thought Leader (VDTL) Scheme provides monetary support to facilitate a short term visit of an internationally leading professor to UniSA to create lasting impact in local environments. A VDTL must be sponsored by a UniSA Thought Leader (Divisional Director, Head of School, Level D or E Professor), who will ensure that the proposed VDTL is of a suitable calibre and significance to shape research at UniSA. They will be a world leading academic figure who is well connected to the international research agenda, able to actively engage in strategic fore-sighting of research directions and opportunities. They will inspire, enrich and challenge our researchers, while also extending our reach and will achieve this through encouraging our researchers to become visible and to become thought leaders themselves.

The dominant criterion in determining a successful VDTL application is the influence and stature of the thought leader and their potential to challenge and inspire. The VDTL must have the capacity to make a tangible, strategic contribution for the benefit of the University. Further to this, priority will be given to applications which demonstrate alignment to the Research and Innovation Strategic Plan 2016-2020, Research Strengths and Research Themes. Preference may also be given to visitors who are from Universities that we have current collaborative agreements in place, which will allow us to further strengthen these relationships and open doors.

Funding available

$20,000 maximum (funding to offset the expenses associated with the visit, including visas, flights, accommodation, taxi fares, meals and incidentals).

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

  • All purchases must be made in accordance with the University's procurement procedures.
  • The Divisional Dean: Research and Innovation must provide a statement regarding how the VDTL supports the Division in realising the University's research strategy.
  • Visits will be for a minimum of two weeks, preferably longer. Shorter visits will be considered at the discretion of the DVC:R&I.
  • It is expected that the VDTL will undertake at least two of the below listed activities as a requirement of their visit. These activities will include, but are not limited to: Research collaboration with UniSA researchers, Mentoring of Early Career Researchers, Delivery of public lectures and seminars, HDR supervision, joint grant applications, Researcher training sessions and master-classes.
  • Visitors are required to immerse themselves in the research culture at UniSA, through taking an active role in their school by attending regular meetings with colleagues and attending social events. They should also be available for media interest.

Opening date

Open all year round

Internal closing date

Head of School/Institute Director endorsement is required.

External closing date

N/A

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Distinguished Thought Leader Scheme

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University of South Australia: Teaching Awards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

University of South Australia: Teaching Awards

Scheme overview

Applications are invited for the University of South Australia teaching awards for the following categories:

Funding available

Recipients will receive a certificate to commemorate their award and will be invited to the annual Celebration of Teaching Awards lunch.

Eligibility / Judging Criteria

Various based on the category; refer to the weblinks above.

Interested staff will also need to indicate their intentions to their Head of School/Unit Director and Divisional Dean: Teaching and Learning or equivalent.

For further information please contact Learning and Teaching Unit.

Opening date

Various

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

1 November 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Teaching Awards

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Winnovation Awards

Grant typeAward

Funding opportunity

Winnovation Awards

Scheme overview

Women who live, work and play in South Australia, but whose initiative could have impact anywhere. They are the unsung heroes, quiet achievers, the difference makers and the mavericks; each one dedicated to challenging the known or solving the unknown in their contribution to South Australian enterprise. Their fields of endeavour range from art to zoos; diving into the southern ocean; scanning the stars above; -or caring for the land in between. From studios to shop fronts; research facilities to workshop floors, laboratories to boardrooms.            

Funding available

 

Eligibility

The Winnovation Awards are open to South Australian female residents and businesses actively supporting their South Australian employees.

To be eligible to enter you (or a representative of your organisation) must be a current financial member of Women In Innovation SA.

Multiple conditions depending on award category; please consult the website for further information

Opening date

1 July 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

TBA

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Contact HSC Division Research office

External source overview

Winnovation

 

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: Churchill Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: Churchill Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in 1965, to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill by awarding overseas research Fellowships known as 'Churchill Fellowships'.

A Churchill Fellowship offers ordinary Australians the opportunity to travel to the far edges of the globe to conduct valuable research in their field and bring back knowledge, experience, ideas and innovation for the betterment of their industry and Australia.

A Churchill Fellowship is usually a minimum of four weeks and generally a maximum of approximately six weeks although longer itineraries are not precluded if this can be justified.

An information session will be held on Thursday 15 February 2018 at Thebarton Community College (Halls A & B) from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Corner South Road and Ashwin Parade, Torrensville SA 5031. Register here.

Funding available

The value of every Fellowship is different as it is calculated based on the number of countries visited, the duration of the approved Fellowship and an estimated airfare. The average is currently  $25,000.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen over the age of 18 years
  • not be enrolled in tertiary studies directly related to the topic of your proposed project
  • have experience in and commitment to the field of your project
  • have a project of 4 weeks to approximately 8 weeks that requires overseas investigation
  • be willing to disseminate the results of your research to the broader Australian community and
  • not have been awarded a Churchill Fellowship in the past.

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

April 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Developer to provide application support and submit entry.

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVC:R&I will be obtained by Division).

DVC:R&I office internal review and endorsement required 10 days prior.

External source overview

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

 

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