Judging Criteria

Entries should specifically address how the work entered meets the following judging criteria:

1) Excellence of the research program

  • Excellence in Outstanding Early Career Researcher: Excellence in scientific research conducted by early career researcher.

2) Scientific Excellence

Evidence of scientific excellence as demonstrated through publications and citations indexed in Scopus. provide a summary of all publication outputs from Scopus including details of, for example (articles, reviews, conference papers, books & monographs, and patents). Please list the output which received the most citations and include your h-index.

3) Research Impact

Evidence of the impact the research has had outside the field of study and academia generally, including any positive change brought about by the research on society, policy etc. Please also include any metrics that can evidently show your research impact. If the research generated any media attention, please include in the document as well.

Definition of Research Impact: Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that research makes to the economy, society, culture, national security, public policy or services, health, the environment, or quality of life, beyond contributions to academia. (source: Australian Research Council)