2018 Research Awards Nomination Process

Each year, the RMIT Research Awards recognise and celebrate the research achievements of staff, including early career researchers (ECR), and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates who have made significant contributions to research excellence and impact and research training.

Nominations are now OPEN for the 2018 awards and prizes.


The RMIT Research Awards process will open on Friday 18th May 2018. Submission of nominations is due on Friday 13 July 2018 and it is anticipated that the outcomes of awards will be available in late September-early October 2018.


The Research Awards Panel has the discretion to consider any nominations for more than one category of award, including categories under both the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Awards and Prizes and the RMIT Research Awards and Prizes. Please refer to individual award and prize categories for eligibility requirements specific to the award category, including eligibility for previous recipients of awards and prizes.



All awards and prizes are by nomination only (with nominee’s consent). Nominations from schools, colleges and RMIT Vietnam must receive endorsement from the respective Dean/Head of School or equivalent, noting that the Dean/Head of School or equivalent can also be the nominator. Multiple nominations from Schools are encouraged. In cases of multiple nominations for the same category from within the same School, the Dean/Head of School or equivalent may be asked to rank those nominations.

Nomination forms and requirements

Nomination requirements vary by category. To express interest in a specific award/prize and/or to request a nomination form please email researchawards@rmit.edu.au and include the name of the award/prize in the subject header. The final nomination form and any supporting materials must be combined into a single PDF document. Documents can be combined by using Adobe Acrobat (not by scanning them).


Nominations must be submitted as a single page PDF via the online submission form by close of business on Friday 13 July 2018. The online submission details will be added to this page shortly.

A summary of the awards is available below:

For further information contact: researchawards@rmit.edu.au