Recognising excellence in the supervision of research higher degree candidates, in any discipline.
Award recipients are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements across the various dimensions of excellence in supervision: the extent and range of their supervision activities; the positive outcomes for their students; their respect and support for students as individuals; their support for students’ career development; and their broader contribution to the development of supervisory practice within their faculties or across the University.
This award was introduced in 2006. It is a named award, named each year in honour of a leading University researcher and supervisor, past or continuing, in a field related to the award recipient's research area.
The University confers one Award for Research Higher Degree Supervision annually. The award includes a trophy and a grant of $10,000.