The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellence recognises the significant contribution to research excellence made by the University of Newcastle's talent

VC awards for research excellence

Nominations close 24 September 2014

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2014 guidelines

  • Nominations must be made by two people. They can be internal or external colleagues, but must be familiar with the nominee's research activity.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominations should be submitted electronically (in Word or PDF) to Sally.Gordon@newcastle.edu.au

About the awards

The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellence recognises the significant contribution to research excellence made by the University of Newcastle's talented early career researchers.

The awards will be based on the excellence of the nominee's cumulative research activities, subsequent to the awarding of their PhD or equivalent research attainment.

The awards fall into the following categories:

  • an award for an outstanding researcher from each Faculty;
  • an award for an outstanding researcher from the Divisions; and
  • the overall Vice-Chancellor's Award for Researcher of the Year. This award is presented to the most outstanding winner of a Faculty or Division research excellence award.

Prizes

Winners of a Faculty or Division award will receive $2,000 (paid as a salary or a travel grant) and a certificate.

The recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Researcher of the Year will receive $10,000 (paid as a research grant held at the University of Newcastle) and a certificate.

The awards will be presented at the annual staff awards each year.


Past Award Winners

2013

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Researcher of the Year - Dr Patricia Pender

  • Faculty of Business and Law - Dr Paul Docherty
  • Faculty of Education and Arts - Dr Patricia Pender
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - Dr Lawrence Ong
  • Faculty of Health - Associate Professor Geoff Isbister
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology - Dr Ben Dascombe
  • Regional Campus - Dr Christopher Scarlett

2012

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Researcher of the Year - Professor John Maynard

  • Faculty of Business and Law - Associate Professor Neil Foster
  • Faculty of Education and Arts - Professor Phillip Morgan
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - Associate Professor Daniel Quevedo
  • Faculty of Health - Dr Lisa Wood
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology - Dr Ami Eidels
  • The Wollotuka Institute - Professor John Maynard
  • Regional Campus - Dr Kym Rae

2011

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Researcher of the Year - Dr Dmitri Kavetski

  • Faculty of Business and Law - Dr Robert Imre
  • Faculty of Education and Arts - Dr Michael Ondaatje
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - Dr Dmitri Kavetski
  • Faculty of Health - Associate Professor Mark Parsons
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology - Dr Juanita Todd