Faculty Awards, Schemes and Procedures

Faculty Awards, Schemes and Procedures

After Hours or Working Alone Guideline - Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering After Hours or Working Alone Guideline applies to all MQ Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) workers, and may be used to control the activities of workers, students, honorary associates, visitors and others at MQ FSE workplaces or undertaking MQ FSE endorsed activities.

Associated documents:

FSE After Hours or Working Alone Approval Form (pdf) or FSE After Hours or Working Alone Approval Form (doc) - see 4.3 of the Guideline for further information. Note that the relevant Department may have additional requirements

FSE Shutdown Period Approval Form (writable pdf) or FSE Shutdown Period Approval Form (doc) - see 4.5 of the Guideline for further information.

Excellence Awards - Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Excellence Awards were established to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contribution of staff and students to Faculty and University activities.

Recipients receive a certificate and $1,000* (pro-rata if awarded to a team). Awards are presented at the Faculty End of Year Function, and recipients are acknowledged on the Faculty website.

*Excludes recipients of Excellence in HDR, Excellence in Sessional Teaching, and Executive Dean Awards.

Categories

At least one award will be available each year, for an individual or team, in the following categories:

Awards for Research
Early Career Researcher  
Excellence in HDR Supervision
Excellent Research  
Excellence in innovative Research Partnerships
Excellence in Research Leadership
Excellence in HDR (Student Award)

Awards for Teaching
Teaching Excellence
1. Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate, and inspire students to learn
2. Development of curricula and resources that enhance research-integrated teaching in our coursework programs
3. Innovative approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning and teaching
Excellence in Sessional Teaching

Award for Academic Excellence

Awards for Services (for professional staff only)
Professional Excellence
Technical Excellence
Project Excellence

Award for Leadership and Citizenship

Award for Leadership in Inclusion (Equity and Diversity)

Award for Inter-Departmental Collaboration

Executive Dean Award for Outstanding Leadership / Citizenship / Contribution

Nomination process

1. Complete the FSE Excellence Award Nomination Form (via Smartsheet)
2. Attach documentation as specified under 3.5 of the FSE Excellence Awards Protocol - Supporting Statement template available
3. Submit  by 5pm on the first Friday in November (6 November 2020) 
4. Head of Department / Dean of School completes Statement of Endorsement via Smartsheet workflow by 5pm on the second Friday in November
5. Assessment completed by panel, chaired by the Executive Dean
6. Communication of recipients at Faculty End of Year function

2019 Recipients

Awards for Research
Early Career Researcher - Dr Lindsay Parker, Dr Jia Wu
Excellence in HDR Supervision - Professor Jian Yang
Excellence in Research  - Professor Stephen Foley
Excellence in Innovative Research Partnerships – Dr Andrew Piggott
Excellence in HDR (Student Award) – Yuki Maehara, M A Parvez Mahmud

Awards for Teaching
Teaching Excellence
Category 1 – Dr Katherine McClellan
Category 2 – Dr Michael Chang
Category 3 – Dr Gaurav Gupta

Award for Leadership and Citizenship - Dr Katherine McClellan

Award for Leadership in Inclusion (Equity and Diversity) – A/Professor Joanne Jamie

Awards for Services (for professional staff only)
Professional Excellence – Nancy Li
Technical Excellence – Anthony Gurlica; Prasanth Subramani (Highly Commended)

2018 Recipients

Awards for Research
Early Career Researcher - Dr Mohsen Asadnia; Dr Alexandra Carthey (Highly Commended)
Excellence in HDR Supervision - Professor Kirstie Fryirs
Excellence in Research  - A/Professor Nathan Hart, Dr Elena Belousova
Excellence in Research Leadership - Professor Juan Carlos Afonso
Excellence in HDR (Student Award) - Michael Forster; Timothy Michael Ghaly (Highly Commended)

Awards for Teaching
Teaching Excellence
Category 1 - Biology Capston Team, Dr Matthew Bulbert, Serene Lin-Stephens, A/Professor Martin Whiting, and Fiona Jones; A/Professor Kira Westaway (Highly Commended)
Category 2 - Dr Louise Brown
Category 3 - Project Based Learning Team, Nicholas Tse and Rex Di Bona
Excellence in Sessional Teaching - Dr Susie Hewlett, Belinda Fabian, Dr Kathryn Korbel

Award for Leadership and Citizenship - Dr Rod Yager

Awards for Services (for professional staff only)
Professional Excellence - Victoria Graham
Technical Excellence - MQ GeoAnalytical Team, Peter Wieland, Dr Timothy Murphy, Dr Yi-Jen Lai

Executive Dean Award for Outstanding Leadership - Professor Michael Steel for his role in the establishment of AAO-MQ

Parental Leave Research Fellowship - Science and Engineering

The Fellowship is available to researchers in the Faculty of Science and Engineering whose career has been, or will be, interrupted through at least 6-months continuous full time parental leave (or equivalent pro-rata for part-time staff).

One Fellowship will be awarded annually. Staff who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for funds to cover personnel (such as a A6 postdoc for 6-months), teaching relief, equipment, maintenance, travel, and professional development such as conference attendance. All funds must be spent within twelve months of the conclusion of the parental leave.

The level of funding will reflect the level of research activity and performance prior to the parental leave. Requests should normally not exceed $60,000. The Award may commence prior to, or upon return to work after the parental leave.

Application process

1. Complete FSE Parental Leave Research Fellowship Application Form (via Smartsheet)
2. Attach documentation as specified at 3.3 of the FSE Parental Leave Research Fellowship Procedure – Supporting Statement template available and HoD/DoS Supporting Statement template available
3. Submit by the closing date, first Friday in July - Friday 5 July 2019 for 2019/20 funding
4. Assessment completed by panel, chaired by the Deputy Executive Dean
5. Outcome communicated to Applicant and Head of Department/Dean of School
6. If successful, allocation communicated to Applicant, Head of Department/Dean of School, Department Manager, Department Administrator (Finance/Staff), and Faculty Finance for processing. At conclusion of Fellowship, submit a final report template available

PhD Studentship Opportunities - Science and Engineering

Externally and internationally funded PhD studentship opportunities

There are very few fully funded PhD studentships supported by external organisations. Most funders will cover either 1–2 years of “study abroad” or part-fund a PhD.

FSE staff are strongly encouraged to establish links with potential joint PhD supervisors overseas at an early stage and seek external funding for overseas secondments from overseas national (government), research council or charity funding.

A non-exhaustive list of (part-funded) PhD studentship opportunities is available here.

For further information please contact Professor Richard de Grijs, Associate Dean Global Engagement

Professional Staff Development Scheme - Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Professional Staff Development Scheme was established to ensure strategic and transparent us of Faculty operating funds to support professional staff development within the Macquarie University framework.

Three categories of activity are included in the Scheme:
-Conference
-Training
-Travel

Application process

1.Review MQ Development Opportunities to determine if development needs can be met by existing MQ opportunities, e.g. workshops and online learning resources; internal secondments; development grants and scholarships.
2.Read the FSE Professional Staff Development Scheme Procedure noting the definitions and eligibility criteria
3.Complete FSE Professional Staff Development Scheme Application via Smartsheet (link to form for relevant round provided below)
4.Provide a statement detailing the proposed activity and expected outcomes - template available
5.Submit by due date: In the inaugural year (2020) there will be 3 rounds of applications. In future years the April and August rounds only will be offered.
* Round 1 closes on the first Friday in February - 7 February 2020
* Round 2 closes on the last Friday in April – 24 April 2020 - application form
* Round 3 closes on the last Friday in August – 25 August 2020
* Out of round applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to funding
6.Review and ranking completed by the Department Manager/School Manager/Head of Unit
7.Review and funding allocation completed by the Faculty General Manager, in consultation with the Faculty Operations Manager, Faculty Technical Manager, Department/School Manager (as required).
8.Communication of application outcome by email. In normal circumstances the outcome will be communicated within one month

At conclusion of the activity a brief report on outcomes must be submitted within 4 weeks - template available.

Staff Travel Scheme - Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Staff Travel Scheme was established to ensure strategic and transparent use of Faculty operating funds to support staff travel to domestic and international conferences; international collaborations; visiting researchers; and other work related activities.
Six categories of travel are included in the Scheme:
* ECA / New Staff (Level B-C)
* Teaching Innovation
* International Collaboration
* Strategic Initiative
* Visiting Research Fellowship
* Professional Staff Development

Application process (excludes Visiting Research Fellowship)

1. Read the FSE Staff Travel Scheme Procedure noting the definitions and eligibility criteria
2. Complete the FSE Staff Travel Scheme Application Form via Smartsheet (link to form for relevant round provided below)
3. Attach documentation as specified – template available
4. Submit by due date:
* Round 1 closes on the last Friday in January - 31 January 2020
* Round 2 closes on the last Friday in May - 29 May 2020 - application form
* Round 3 closes on the last Friday in October - 30 October 2020
* Out of round applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances, on a case by case basis, subject to funding availability. If submitting an out of round application please contact meredith.lowe@mq.edu.au.
4. Head of Department / Dean of School completes ranking based on Department / School priorities
5. Assessment completed by panel, comprised of: Chair - Associate Dean International, plus three of: Heads of Department / Dean of School; Professor; A/Professor
6. Communication of application outcome by email. In normal circumstances the outcome will be communicated within one month.

At conclusion of the travel a brief report on outcomes must be submitted within 4 weeks - template available.

Outcome Reports

ECA/New Staff Category
Hazel Jenkins
Michael Swain
Justin Wishart
Justin Tzou
Aron Downie
Guanfeng Liu
Anthony Chariton
Jia Wu
Alireza Jolfaei
Abidali Mohamedali
Sophie Calabretto
Lyndon Koens

Katherine Dafforn
April Abbott

Professional Development Category (funding through Professional Staff Development Scheme from 2020)
Sue Lindsay
Arthur Chien

International Collaboration Category
Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Strategic Initiative Category
Orsola De Marco

Teaching Innovation Category
Carolyn Kennett
Rex Di Bona

Student Service Awards - Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Student Service Awards were established to recognise and celebrate outstanding service to the Faculty and University student community.

Up to three FSE Student Service Awards will be available each year. Recipients receive a certificate, an entry on the MQ Graduation Statement (AHEGS), and $1,000 (pro-rata if awarded to a team). Awards are presented at the annual FSE Student Awards event in April/May, and recipients are acknowledged on the Faculty website.

An award will only be made when there are nominees of sufficient merit.

Eligibility

All students enrolled in a degree program within the MQ Faculty of Science and Engineering are eligible for consideration for the Award.

Teams/Groups normally consist of a student team of up to 5 members who have worked together to implement or achieve an outstanding service. A majority of the team must be comprised of Faculty of Science and Engineering students, otherwise the team leader should be nominated as an individual.

Nomination process

1. Complete FSE Student Service Award Nomination Form (via Smartsheet)
2. Attach documentation as specified at 3.4 of the FSE Student Service Awards Protocol - Supporting statement template available
3. Submit by 5pm on the third Friday of November
4. Assessment completed by panel, chaired by the Executive Dean
5. Communication of outcome in January, and awards presented at the FSE Student Awards event in April/May

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