How to nominate
Nominees are responsible for coordinating and submitting their nomination. For teams, a coordinating nominee should be identified.
Each nomination requires a nominator. The nominator is not to be the same person as the nominee. Nominators may be non-UTS staff. The nominator’s role is to justify the nomination, and should themselves have the appropriate standing and expertise to vouch for the quality of the nominated research.
All nominations must be endorsed by the relevant Associate Dean (Research), who will be responsible for informing the Dean and who must return the spreadsheet of nominations to the Office of the DVCR (the Project Coordinator) identifying all endorsed, and non-endorsed nominees from the faculty or institution. Should a nomination not be endorsed by the faculty, the Associate Dean (Research) must provide an explanation in the spreadsheet of why this has occurred.
For the Research Management and Development Award (Professional staff), if a nominee or a team nomination comes from the Division of the DVCR, the nomination must be endorsed by the Director of Research Office, Head of Institutes or Dean of GRS who must return the spreadsheet of nominations to the Office of the DVCR (the Project Coordinator) identifying all endorsed, and non-endorsed nominees. Should a nomination not be endorsed by the relevant unit, the Director, Head or Dean must provide an explanation in the spreadsheet of why this has occurred.
For multi-disciplinary nominations which span more than one faculty/non-faculty institution, a coordinating faculty/institution must be identified.
This year’s Awards will be submitted online via Symplectic and nominations will close on Friday 4 September 2020.
Complete your submission by filling out the selection criteria and nomination criteria checklist. Please ensure you attach any forms required prior to submission.
Nominator's Support Statement (PDF 370kB)
Please refer to How to submit a nomination form guidelines, if you have any questions about the nomination process in Symplectic. If you do not have an existent profile or would like to update your profile, please go to How to create a profile guidelines.
Completion of Discovery profile is not required for the Research Management and Development Award (Professional staff).
How to submit a nomination form (PDF 953kB)
How to create your Discovery profile (PDF 942kB)
General questions relating to the awards should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
All nomination forms are in Symplectic, prepopulated with the relevant selection criteria. Click the link for the award you wish to apply below and log in using your staff ID and password.
- Chancellor’s Medal for Research Excellence
- UTS Medal for Research Impact
- UTS Medal for Excellence in Teaching and Research