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The 2014 RCDN Acheivement Award

Up to two cash prizes of $500 will be awarded with the aim of recognizing and rewarding early and mid career researchers within the School. The prizes will be awarded at the School Symposium.

The Award

The Research Career Development Network (RCDN) Achievement award in the School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences is a cash prize of $500.


The aim of this award is to recognize outstanding academic achievements over a 12 month period of School research only staff. The award will also take into account  their contribution to the School and/or Community in ways that have helped in developing their individual research careers.


Applicants will be judged primarily on their academic achievements over the 12 month period since the previous School Symposium relative to opportunity (ie research career stage). This includes all publications, peer reviewed funding, invitations to give seminars and any other awards that recognize their standing in the scientific community both at a national and international level. In addition, any contribution to the School and/or Community during this period will form a minor component of the assessment. The judging panel will take into consideration success relative to opportunity.


All research only, non-tenure-track staff within the School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences are eligible to apply for this award.

Nomination Process

Candidates nominate by forwarding a one page summary of their achievements for 2013 to Iain Comerford ( or Nick Eyre ( This must include details of what stage the applicant is at in developing their research career.

Selection Process

Applications will be judged by the members of the RCDN committee. They will each be asked to rank all of the applications based on merit (excluding their own if they are applying) to determine the successful applicant. The Committee reserves the right to not award the prize(s) if there are no candidates of appropriate merit.

Research Career Development Network.

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