Research Australia’s Health and Medical Research (HMR) Awards are an opportunity to shine a light on those who are working hard within our sector, who are making incredible discoveries and advancements, and who have tirelessly advocated and supported health and medical research. The talent and excellence in this space is simply astounding and Research Australia considers the acknowledgment and celebration of the extraordinary work in this sector a significant part of its advocacy role and one it has played for the past 14 years.

Review all the category descriptions and questions before submitting your nomination.

Complete the online nomination form here.

Award Nomination Process

Research Australia HMR Award Recipients can be individuals, teams or organisations that have dedicated themselves to improving outcomes for all Australians, be it through their own research, or through their support of research.

Who can nominate?

Two nominators are required for each nomination. The primary nominator must be an individual whose organisation is a Member of Research Australia. A seconder (which may be an individual, team or organisation) is also required; they do not need to be a Research Australia member

Who can be nominated?

Nominations can be for any individual, team or organisation that meets the criteria for that Award. Research Australia membership is not a prerequisite, nor is it of any advantage or disadvantage during the entire nomination process

The Award Categories include:

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

Review all the category descriptions and questions before submitting your nomination.

Complete the online nomination form here.

*For the first time, Griffith University will be offering a prize to the winner of the Discovery Award, find out more here.

Nominations have been extended to close 5pm Monday 31 July 2017.

The Awards Subcommittee have been selected from the Research Australia Board, made up of preeminent members of the sector, including academics and industry. All nominations will be reviewed by the Research Australia HMR Awards Subcommittee.

All nominators will be provided with written feedback about their submission from the Awards Subcommittee and asked to complete an evaluation form about the Awards process after Thursday 5 October.

Nominators and nominees’ names will remain confidential and only nominators of the finalists will be contacted prior to the Awards Gala Night on 5 October with the final winner being announced on that evening. You can reserve your seat or table today for this black-tie event to be held in Melbourne.

For more information about the 2017 Award process please email  awards@researchaustralia.org or call 02 9295 8545.