The Department of Defence Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation is awarded to an individual who has successfully integrated their scientific expertise with the leadership skills necessary to nurture, inspire and mobilise their peers.


Prize

$10,000


Assessment criteria

Entries should specifically address how the work entered meets the following assessment criteria.


  1. Leadership in research (25%)

    Identify and describe specific examples of the entrant’s leadership achievements in research, both nationally and internationally.

  2. Innovation (25%)

    Identify and provide evidence of the extent to which the entrant has delivered innovative approaches for the benefit of society and/or the environment.

  3. Leadership style (25%)

    Identify and provide evidence of the extent to which the entrant’s personal leadership style has had a transformative effect on others

  4. Sustained impact (25%)

    Demonstrate the extent to which the entrant has achieved outstanding impact(s) over time through both their research and their leadership endeavours.


Category specific conditions of entry – all Leadership Eureka Prizes

This prize is open only to individuals. Entries consisting of more than one individual are ineligible.

Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If an entrant is nominated it is important they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation in support of their nomination.

The entrant must be a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident or c) a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

The majority of activity entered for this Eureka Prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian government).

The activity entered or nominated for this prize may not be entered or nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the same year.

A project or activity that has been awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the past cannot be entered again. Non-winning finalist activity is eligible for re-entry, so long as it meets all other conditions of entry.

In addition to the category specific conditions of entry all entrants need to comply with the General Terms and Conditions of Entry.


Entry materials

Each entry must include the following information. All information provided will be used by the judging panel to assess the activity against the assessment criteria.


  1. Activity summary

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    A statement from the nominator or entrant that provides an overview of the leadership activities, including objectives and results to date.

  2. Assessment criteria

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    A statement by the nominator or entrant on how the activity addresses each of the assessment criterion.

  3. Assessor reports

    [Statements must be prepared using the template provided]

    Three (3) statements from assessors on how the activity 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.

    Download Assessor Report template (.doc or .pdf format)

  4. Curriculum vitae (CV)

    [2 pages (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    The CV of the entrant.


How to enter

Entries for the 2022 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes closed 7pm AEST Friday 6 May 2022.


Contact the Eureka Prizes team