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Early Career Award

The aim of this award is to recognise excellence early in an academic/research career and to encourage continuing contributions to research. The award is an incentive as well as an acknowledgment of early success and it is hoped that the person receiving the award would proceed to complete further research of excellent quality.
Applications for the 2013 WAIER Early Career Award close Friday 14 June 2013

The nomination is by letter and can be by self or by colleague. The same conditions apply regardless of who makes the nomination. The application must provide evidence of an excellent standard of research and of the nominee's achievements early in an academic/research career as outlined in the selection criteria.

The award is open to applicants who:

The application must provide evidence that the nominee meets eligibility and selection criteria and include: The nomination letter and references can also provide personal/professional insights about the nominee and comment on the nominee's research strengths and potential.

A committee of the executive of WAIER, representing the five universities, will select the winner according to the following criteria:

  1. innovative contribution to the nominee's area of research
  2. level of publication achieved (e.g. refereed journal articles, books/book chapters, refereed/non-refereed conference papers)
  3. contribution to the broader research community (local, national or international) through one or more of the following: success in winning research grants; participation in collaborative research projects; supervision of research students; research partnerships
  4. professional service through activities such as reviewing for professional journals, membership on an editorial board, being part of a conference organising committee
  5. awards and citations (Faculty, University-wide, national, international).
The winner of the ECA will be announced at the annual WAIER Forum on Saturday, 10 August 2013 and will be refunded the Forum registration fee as part of the Award. Information about past ECA winners can be found at [WAIER Early Career Award Recipients].

Applications (hard copy or electronic) and queries for further details should be forwarded to:

Dr Rita Tognini
K-12 Coordination Branch
Department of Education
151 Royal Street, EAST PERTH WA 6004
Email: rita.tognini@education.wa.edu.au

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