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

VC's Awards for Research and Innovation Excellence

About the awards

The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research and Innovation 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 Early Career 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 Early Career 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.


Guidelines

Contact the Faculty/Division for the guidelines and form.

Faculty/Division Email contact
Faculty of Business and Law Kate Ramzan-Levy
Faculty of Education and Arts Ros Smith
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Chanel Hopkinson
Faculty of Health and Medicine Katherine Bradley
Faculty of Science and IT Karen Shepherd
Academic Division Louisa Connors

Past Award Winners

2014

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Researcher of the Year - Associate Professor Vanessa McDonald

  • Faculty of Business and Law - Dr Brendan Boyle
  • Faculty of Education and Arts - Dr Christina Petterson
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - Dr Yuen Yong
  • Faculty of Health - Associate Professor Vanessa McDonald
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology - Dr Xiao Yang
  • Academic Division - Associate Professor Mahsood Shah

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