Awards and prizes

This page provides a listing of upcoming Research Awards and Prizes offered by journals, conferences and professional organisations. Please email at least 10 days prior to the external submission date if you are intending to apply for

  • A prize/award in this list or
  • Another award/prize not in the list.

Prizes and awards which require review or submission by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research also have an internal closing date for submission and those dates are listed below.

Open awards and prizes

Prize or AwardDescription Internal due date
(To DVRC Office)
External due date
GSK Award for Research ExcellenceAn award of $80,000 to high calibre mid-career clinicians and researchers undertaking human medical health research predominately in Australia. This is awarded to the recipient’s employing organisation to further the recipient’s work and knowledge.22 July 20203 August 2020

Data Innovation Award
(Research Australia)

Awarded to an individual or team whose innovation is considered to represent one of the most impactful new data innovations in the Health and Medical Research sector within the past five years.22 July 20203 August 2020
Health Services Research Award
(Research Australia)
Awarded to an individual or team who has provided leadership and made an outstanding contribution to health services by driving research that has led to a significant improvement in healthcare; and/or has championed the development of the health services research field.22 July 20203 August 2020
Peter Wills Medal
(Research Australia)
Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding, long-term contribution to building Australia’s international reputation in areas of health and medical research and fostering collaboration for better health.22 July 20203 August 2020
Griffith University Discovery Award
(Research Australia)
Recognises an early career researcher (anytime from qualification but no more than 5 years past PhD) whose paper/patent/discovery has already demonstrated its importance or impact.22 July 20203 August 2020
Frontiers Award
(Research Australia)
Recognises transformative research by an individual, team or corporate that could revolutionise health outcomes within Australia and potentially internationally.22 July 20203 August 2020
Paul Bourke Awards for ECRBased on nominations from Fellows, each Panel of the Academy will select one outstanding scholar to receive one of four Paul Bourke Awards. It is the intention of the Academy that the awards are presented to social science researchers who, at the time of nomination, do not yet hold an Associate Professor or Professorial appointment.17 August 202031 August 2020