The University of Technology Sydney Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers is awarded to an individual who has helped develop the next generation of Australia's scientific researchers.


Prize

$10,000


Assessment criteria

Entries should specifically address how the work entered meets the following judging criteria.


  1. Programs and policies

    Identify the programs and policies implemented and supported by the entrant, and describe how they have led to the broader development of researchers across their organisation and/or discipline.

  2. Integration

    Identify and provide evidence of the extent to which the entrant has integrated their students/ mentees into the wider research community, outside their own organisation.

  3. Sustained results

    Identify and provide evidence of the extent to which the entrant has achieved sustained results in mentoring, developing the careers of researchers and helping mentees achieve their career goals.

  4. Energy, passion and commitment

    Describe and provide evidence of the entrant’s energy, passion and commitment to mentoring over time.


Category specific conditions of entry – all Leadership Eureka Prizes

This prize is open only to individuals. Entries consisting of more than one individual are ineligible.

Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If an entrant is nominated it is important they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation in support of their nomination.

The entrant must be a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident or c) a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

Activity entered for a Eureka Prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian government).

The activity entered or nominated for this prize may not be entered or nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the same year.

A project or activity that has been awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the past cannot be entered again. Non-winning finalist activity is eligible for re-entry, so long as it meets all other conditions of entry.

In addition to the category specific conditions of entry all entrants need to comply with the General Terms and Conditions of Entry.


Entry materials

Each entry must include the following information. All information provided will be used by the judging panel to assess the activity against the assessment criteria.


  1. Activity summary

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    A statement by the nominator or entrant on how the activity addresses each of the assessment criterion.

  2. Assessment criteria

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    A statement by the nominator or entrant on how the activity addresses each of the assessment criterion.

  3. Assessor reports

    Three (3) reports from assessors on how the activity addresses each of the assessment criterion. One (1) of the reports must be from an individual who has been mentored by the entrant. Statements must be prepared using the template provided.

    Download Assessor Report template (.doc or .pdf format)

  4. Curriculum vitae (CV)

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    The CV of the entrant.


How to enter

  • Review prize information
  • Register an account
  • Start online entry form from Wednesday 4 March 2020 (save it in-progress)
  • Submit online entry form, including entry materials listed above, by the Entry Deadline, 7pm AEST Friday 15 May 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.