Why nominate?


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

·       The research profile of awardees is greatly increased within the sector through recognition on Research Australia’s media channels as well as our partners and sponsors.

·         Success drives other research opportunities for you and your collaborators

·         Research Australia provides awardees with a ready-made media kit, including a media release for your local media channels, award-winning logo for your website, email signature and future submissions.

What are the key nomination dates? Nominations will open 9am Friday 12 May 2017
Nominations will close 5pm Monday 17 July 2017
Awards Gala Night will be Thursday 5 October 2017
Who can nominate?


Two nominators are required for each nomination. The primary nominator must be an individual who’s organisation is 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
How do I nominate?


Simply click here to take you through to the online nomination form

We recommend that you review previous award recipients for your category before writing your nomination.

Ensure you address the questions that are now included in the description (approximately three to four for each category). Each nomination must not be longer than 700 words per submission

What are the criteria for each Award? The Awards category descriptions are deliberately broad to encourage as many nominations as possible; this year, there are additional questions to consider in your application.
Can someone be nominated for more than one Award? Yes, individuals can be nominated for more than one Award.
Is there a limit on how many nominations I can make? There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be made by an individual or organisation
Can I supply additional information in support of my nomination?


No, supplementary information is discouraged for this Awards process. You may choose to include lists of publications, citations, Awards, conference presentations and the like in the nomination. While these lists are relevant for verification purposes, such histories should also be summarised very briefly in the body of your reasons for nomination if you believe that information is important.

Maximum word count is 700 words.

Can I save my nomination?


Unfortunately, the online tool does not allow you to save your nomination form and return to it later. Please have all the relevant nominee and nominator information ready along with the drafted submission ready to include.

For more information about the2017 Award process please email awards@researchaustralia.org or call 02 9295 8545.