The University of Newcastle, Australia

Awards and Prizes

The University of Newcastle is home to some of the world’s most well-regarded researchers and educators.

Our researchers have won high-profile awards for their work in engineering, cancer prevention, nutrition education, asthma prevention, education initiatives, humanities, and much more.

Upcoming Research Awards

To express your interest in applying for any of the opportunities list below, please contact for nomination details.

Emerging Health Researcher Award - BUPA Health Foundation

Nominations are now open for the BUPA Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award 2020.   This award recognises the dedication of early career researchers and their valuable contribution to improving health outcomes for all Australians.

Please view the website for eligibility criteria and award guidelines.  Nominations must be completed by research supervisors and/or department heads who are directly involved in the work of the researcher.  More information and guidelines can be found here.

Please contact for a nomination template.

All nominators/applicants should send the completed nomination template to by 5th November for organisational approval and then submission to the BUPA portal by 10th November.

ATSE Awards 2021

Nominations are now open.

Clunies Ross Awards

Recognising people who have shared their vision and knowledge to apply technology for the benefit of Australia.

  • Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Award
  • Clunies Ross Innovation Award
Batterham Medal

Early Career Award for a graduate engineer who has achieved substantial peer/Industry recognition for their work in the past five years.

ICM Agrifood Awards

Recognises and acknowledges the outstanding work of two early career scientists of technologists.

Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship

Acknowledges the potential impact of an outstanding PhD candidate in polymer science or engineering.

David and Valerie Solomon Award

Early-mid career award for a science or technology graduate working in academia/research or industry R&D who demonstrates substantial ability to foster research-industry collaboration and knowledge transfer for the benefit of Australia.

Final nominations for the above ATSE Awards close on 18th January 2021.

Additional Award Opportunities

View the below newsletters to view a list of schemes open for applications in the relevant month

The Academic Excellence Sharepoint site also contains links to award opportunities (external and Internal)

Awards contact

Leanne Vaughan, Awards Coordinator
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Excellence

T: +61 2 4921 7293