Award for Excellence in a Priority Area

This award recognises excellence and innovation in priority areas for the University including internationalising the student experience, enhancing the University’s international research profile and impact through key research initiatives and social inclusion.

A total of three awards are available across the following priority areas:

  • Internationalisation of the Student Experience
    Recognising outstanding contributions to internationalising the student experience, including through international mobility and internationalisation of the curriculum, which may include the contribution made by individuals and/or teams of academic and/or professional staff to specific curricular or extracurricular programs or to the institutional relationships that underpin student mobility and the University’s international standing.
  • Internationalisation of Research
    Recognising outstanding contributions to internationalising research and research training, including through the development of international partnerships and networks which may include the contribution made by individuals and/or teams of academic and/or professional staff to the development of specific international research or research training programs, or joint research centres, or to the institutional relationships that underpin international research and the University’s international standing.
  • Social Inclusion
    Recognising a program or initiative that has made an outstanding contribution towards achieving the University’s goals in the areas of equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications must clearly demonstrate distinctiveness, coherence and clarity of purpose, breadth of impact and the positive contribution made by the programs and initiatives. Activities to be considered may include recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, student support, research, community outreach activities, or other initiatives. These may be activities that support the access, participation and success of, for example: Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, women in disciplines, professions or roles in which they are under-represented, people with family or carer responsibilities, people from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning, students from financially disadvantaged background, students from low socio-economic areas and/or students from rural or remote areas.

Application Selection Criteria (Applicants must address all criteria):

  • Proven record of innovation in the priority area.
  • Proven record of sustained excellence in contributions to the priority area
  • Demonstrated impact and value of contributions to the priority area

All selection criteria will be given equal consideration by the Selection Committee. Applicants should provide sufficient details and evidence to enable the Committee to make judgments according to the selection criteria.

* Please refer to the 2020 Excellence Awards Guidelines for full application criteria

How to apply