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The ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is awarded for an innovative application of a new or existing technology that has led to a significantly improved research outcome.
Entries must specifically address how the work entered meets the following assessment criteria:
- Provide an explanation of the technology used and why it was selected or developed.
- Describe how the technology has been used.
- Demonstrate how the technology application is innovative.
Impact and benefit (50%)
Demonstrate the extent to which the innovative use of technology:
- Has led to significant practical impact/s.
- Has the potential for further application/s.
Prize specific conditions of entry
Individuals and teams
The prize is open to individuals and teams, if the activity is the result of a collaborative team effort.
For team entries:
- Comprising of between two and six individuals, the first listed entrant must be the team leader. You must describe the contribution of each individual to the research and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded to the listed individuals. This explanation must be included in the ‘research summary.’
- Comprising of more than six individuals, the listed entrant must be the team leader and they must enter under a team name. They are required to briefly describe the composition of the team and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded to a team of more than six individuals. This explanation must be included in the ‘research summary.’
- For an individual entry, the entrant must be either an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.
- For team entries comprising of between two and six individuals, the team leader must be either an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. Members of the team do not have to fulfil this requirement.
- For team entries comprising of more than six individuals, the team leader must be either an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. Members of the team do not have to fulfil this requirement.
Activity entered for this prize must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed article (i.e., published in a scientific journal or similar).
Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken within three years of the Entry Deadline.
Category specific conditions of entry – Research & Innovation prizes
Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by another person. If an entrant is nominated it is important that they provide input to the documentation supporting their nomination.
The activity entered or nominated for this prize may not be entered or nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the same year.
Activity that has been awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the past cannot be entered again.
In addition to the prize and category specific conditions of entry, all entrants need to comply with the General Terms and Conditions of Entry.
Each entry must include the following information. All information provided will be used by the judging panel to assess the research against the assessment criteria.
Response to assessment criteria
[Response to assessment criteria must be prepared using the template provided. Two pages (maximum)].
A statement by the nominator or entrant on how the activity entered addresses each of the assessment criterion. Key dates (month and year) must be included to demonstrate that the activity entered has been undertaken no more than three years prior to the Entry Deadline.
[Reports must be prepared using the template provided. Two pages (maximum)].
Three reports from assessors on how the activity entered addresses each of the assessment criterion. Judges rely on assessor reports to provide an additional perspective and informed opinion on the activity entered, therefore assessors should not be personally or directly involved in it. Assessors should be selected from a variety of different organisations. Reports must be prepared using the template provided.
Include a copy of one published peer-reviewed article that relates most directly to the activity entered. Links to external sites will not be accepted. You must provide a brief statement explaining how the article relates to the activity, which will be collected in the online entry form.
How to Enter
- Review prize information.
- Register an account.
- Start online entry form from Monday 12 February 2024 (save it in-progress).
- Submit online entry form, including entry materials listed above, by the Entry Deadline, 7pm AEST Friday 12 April 2024. Late entries will not be accepted.