General Conditions of Entry


  • Activity entered for this award must have been undertaken in Australia or New Zealand or its territories (as defined by the Australian and New Zealand Government).
  • To be eligible, application must contain at least one recommendation form. Recommendation form should be signed and dated by the referral, and include name, position and contact details of the referral. NOTE: Judges rely on recommendation forms to provide additional perspective and informed opinion on applicants. Therefore, referrals should not be personally or directly involved in the activity entered in this prize. Please use the recommendation form template under "How To Enter" and upload to your application.
  • Application form must be submitted online and include all supporting documentation by Tuesday, 31st October 2019, 19.00 AEST.  Any applications received after the official deadline will not be considered. Applications with incomplete sets of supporting documentation, as per the 'How to Enter' section, will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned. Hard copy applications will not be considered.
  • One application per person only. The applicant is to select the most appropriate category and the applicant may not be entered again for another award category. Non-winning applicants from Scopus Researcher Awards 2017, Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards and Scopus Eureka Prize for Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration are eligible for entry, so long as it meets all other conditions of entry.
  • The deliberations of the judging panel remain confidential. All recommendations and decisions taken are binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into on such matters. The judges reserve the right not to award the prize if, in their view, the quality of the application is insufficiently meritorious.
  • Winners will be asked to provide photos and a film outlining the work nominated for promotional purposes. Information provided by the applicant in relation to The Scopus Researcher Awards (including photos and films), may be used by Elsevier for promotional/publicity purposes. This may include, and is not restricted to, the information being used on websites, social media, printed material, advertisements, press releases etc. Applicants may also be asked to be involved in additional promotional activities.