Young Researcher of the Year Award

Young Researcher of the Year Award

This Award aims to recognise talented and passionate young researchers in our industry.

Winning the Young Researcher of the Year Award is about successfully demonstrating the nominated young researcher’s passion and interest in the research industry.

Eligibility

The Young Researcher Award is open to researchers under 35 years old and in the first 5 years of their career.

They must be nominated by a senior researcher who is a member of the Research Society.

Judging

The entries may be shortlisted. Entrants will be required to conduct a 5 minute presentation on a topic of their choice to the judging panel and all entrants will receive a free ticket to the Awards Night.

Criteria

The senior researcher should state in 500 words (or less), why they think that their nominated Young Researcher should be considered for this award.

Judges will be looking for the submission to demonstrate the Young Researcher’s:

  • Professional contribution to commercial value or social impact;
  • Contribution to innovation in research practices;
  • Commitment to career development.

 

Rules of Entry

  • All entries must be submitted by 5pm AEST Wednesday 11 September 2024. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • The Young Researcher Award is open to researchers under 35 years old and in the first 5 years of their career as at 1 April 2024.
  • Entries must be submitted through the Research Awards Portal.
  • Receipt of an entry is acknowledged by email confirmation. If you do not receive this email after submission, please email awards@researchsociety.com.au
  • Each submission must include a completed entry on the Research Awards Portal.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All submission materials will remain confidential to The Research Society and the judging panel.
  • No materials will be returned.
  • Entry into the Young Researcher of the Year Award assumes that you are giving permission for The Research Society and our media partners to use your submission materials on our website and in promotional materials.
  • Both the senior researcher of the organisation nominating the Young Researcher and the entrant must be financial members of The Research Society as at the closing date for entries.
  • Entrants will be judged on the merits of the submission alone (written submission and presentation; no additional material will be considered).
  • All entry materials will remain confidential to the Research Society and the judging panel.

Entry Fees

Each submission per category will incur an entrance fee of $275 (ex GST). This fee will cover one (1) complimentary ticket to the awards ceremony.

The entry fee is payable here

Or you may request an invoice by emailing awards@researchsociety.com.au.

If the entry fee has not been paid by 25 September 2024 (5 pm AEST) the entry may be cancelled.

Prize

The winner of the Young Researcher of the Year Award will be awarded the Elissa Molloy Scholarship, which includes:

  • Complimentary registration to the next Research Society conference; and a
  • $500 voucher for Research Society training activities.

This prize is not transferrable and not redeemable for the cash equivalent.

All entrants will receive a free ticket to Research Awards event (27 November 2024) in Melbourne.


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