Emerging Leader Award

Transition to independence is one of the most challenging and critical stages in the career of a research scientist. This award is established to encourage and support emerging investigators who are at the stage of building independent careers in our disciplines in Australia and New Zealand. The award will be an imprimatur of scientific accomplishment. The principal criteria will be the quality of the candidate's research and evidence of ability to sustain an independent career. 

The ANZSCDB Emerging Leader Award 2016 awardee was Benjamin Hogan, University of Queensland. 

To view/read the interview with Ben, please click here

Past Award Winners:

  • 2015 - Brett Collins, University of Queensland 
  • 2014 - Ian Smyth, Monash University 
  • 2013 - Natasha Harvey, CCB/SA Pathology, University of Adelaide
  • 2012 - Aleksandra Filipovska, University of Western Australia
  • 2011 - Dagmar Wilhelm, University of Queensland
  • 2010 - Kat Gaus, University of New South Wales
  • 2009 - Kieran Harvey, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Ruth Arkell, Australian   National University
  • 2008 - Sally Dunwoodie, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Eligibility
Candidates must be financial members of the ANZSCDB for at least one year and have been in an independent position for less than or equal to 10 years. 

Nomination Process
Candidates must be nominated by a member of the Society (each of at least 1 year's standing). Candidates may self-nominate, but their nomination must be seconded by a letter from a Society member.
* Please submit your nominations to the President (s.dunwoodie@victorchang.edu.au) by 26th April 2017. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure the nominee is aware of the nomination and is able to attend Combio in Adelaide, 3 – 7 October 2017. 

Application Materials
Candidates should submit:

  • a current CV
  • a list of selected publications (5 max) that best exemplify their contribution to their chosen field of research 
  • a brief Executive Summary of career accomplishments and research goals (2 pages max)

The Award
The successful candidate will receive an award, a symposium talk at COMBIO (the Prize includes: Combio registration, travel, one night’s accommodation and the Society’s dinner).

Close of Application
Please send application materials to President, Sally Dunwoodie.