Nomination Process

Each year, the RMIT Research Awards recognise and celebrate the research achievements of staff, including early career researchers (ECR), and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates who have made significant contributions to research excellence and impact and research training.


The RMIT Research Awards nominations for 2020 are now CLOSED.

Nomination submission details


The Research Awards Panel has the discretion to consider any nominations for more than one category of award, including categories under both the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Awards and Prizes and the RMIT Research Awards and Prizes. Please refer to individual award and prize categories for eligibility requirements specific to the award category, including eligibility for previous recipients of awards and prizes.


Details of eligibility and selection criteria are available here.


All awards and prizes are by nomination only (with nominee’s consent). Nominations from Schools, Colleges and RMIT Vietnam must receive endorsement from the respective Dean/Head of School or equivalent, noting that the Dean/Head of School or equivalent can also be the nominator. Multiple nominations from Schools are encouraged. In cases of multiple nominations for the same category from within the same School, the Dean/Head of School or equivalent may be asked to rank those nominations.

Nomination forms and requirements

Nomination requirements vary by category, please refer to the nomination and documentation section of each individual award or prize for details.

Please note that each award or prize requires the completion of 2 statements of support, addressing the selection criteria. A summary of the statements required for specific awards and prizes is available here:

Nomination documents are provided below:

The final nomination form and supporting materials must be combined into a single PDF document and uploaded to the online nomination form. It is preferred that documents be combined by using Adobe Acrobat (not by scanning them).

For any queries, contact and include the name of the award/prize in the subject header.


Full Documentation required by Monday 17 August 2020

The following full documentation will be required to be submitted via the online submission system by Monday 17 August 2020.

  • Nomination Form (with signatures, can be signature or uploaded email endorsing nomination)
  • Nominee Statement (max 4 x A4 single sided pages) – included in the Nomination Form
  • 2 Statements of Support (max 1 x A4 page each, single-sided)
  • Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (max 3 x A4 pages, single-sided)


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