Prizes, awards and fellowships

Prizes, awards and fellowships

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See below for a full list of prizes by month. If you are interested in applying please contact your Faculty Research Manager in the first instance:

Recent success stories

Congratulations to our newly elected fellows:

Dr Simon Gross from the Department of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded a NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award for his work with laser and microchip technology. Young Tall Poppy Awards recognise outstanding early career researchers who are passionate about communicating their science and engaging with the community. Read more about Simon's win and research here.

Macquarie's Modular Photonics team have received an Australian Engineering Excellence Award for their ground-breaking glass microchip technology, which can make data transfer speeds in optical fibre networks up to 100 times faster.

Dr Tom Murray from the Department of Media, Music Communication and Cultural Studies, has been shortlisted for the Digital History Prize in the prestigious NSW Premier’s History Prize awards. Tom is recognised for his skills as both a scholar and accomplished producer of history in the media for his documentary The Skin of Others: when Douglas Grant met Henry Lawson.

Associate Professor Antonio Di Ieva from the Department of Clinical Medicine has received the prestigious John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The Fellowship is awarded to an individual who is making an outstanding contribution to the advancement of surgery or to fundamental scientific research in the field in which they are now actively working. Antonio plans to use the funding to set up the first Computational Neurosurgery Lab in Australia. It will enable advanced computational modelling, which will be used to quantify neurological and neurosurgical diseases and aims to find new diagnostic, prognostic and potentially therapeutic image markers.

Associate Professor Anina Rich is one of 11 researchers world-wide to be elected to the Executive Committee of the Global Young Academy from May 2018 - May 2019. GYA membership is limited to 200 early career researchers from nearly 60 countries who share a passion about the role of science in creating a better world. In her role on the Executive Committee A/Prof Rich will represent the GYA and engage with academic and scientific leaders, government ministers and funding bodies world-wide.

Congratulations to Macquarie HDR candidate Vanessa Pirotta who was declared joint runner-up at FameLab International! See Vanessa’s presentation on 'Using Drones to Collect Whale Snot' here.

Drs Annemarie Nadort and Mohsen Asadnia were selected among ten finalists for Fresh Science NSW 2018. As finalists, both Macquarie researchers participated in media training before pitching their research to government and business at the Australia Museum on Wednesday 6 June. That evening they presented their research “in the time it takes a party sparkler to burn out” at the annual Fresh Science Pub Night. Congratulations to both early career researchers!

In recognition of her contribution to Hellenic Studies, Professor Martina Möllering, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, has been awarded with the Ayios Kosmos o Aitolos Award by the Australian Hellenic Educators’ Association. The award was presented to Professor Möllering on 9 February, the International Greek Language Day, at Parliament House by the Consul-General of Greece, His Excellency Mr Christos Karras. It recognises Professor Möllering’s decades of support for Hellenic Studies – the scholarship and teaching of the Ancient and Modern Greek language, culture and history.

Dr Rae-Anne Hardie was awarded finalist of the Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award at a breakfast awards ceremony on 16 March 2018. Dr Hardie was recognised for her research Enhancing quality of pathology testing in general practice and received $5,000 towards further research.

Awards by month

January

Award TitleDiscipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
AIATSIS Stanner Award Arts Individuals

2015: Dr Virginia Marshall.

2013:Professor Bronwyn Carlson

31 Jan 2019
Frank Fenner Award - Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Medicine and Health Various - follow link on Award Title for details - 18 Jan 2019

February

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
Astronomical Association of Australia Louise Webster Prize Astronomy Early Career Researchers - 8 Feb 2019
Stein Rokkan Prize in comparative social science researchSocial Science  All-15 Feb 2019
Pitch it Clever All Early to Mid Career Researchers -Closed: 12 Feb 2018
FameLabScience and Engineering Early Career Researchers 2018: Vanessa PirottaClosed: 16 Feb 2018
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Association’s Awards for Excellence in Innovation  Early Career Researchers -Closed: 16 Feb 2018

March

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Various 2016: Professor Michael Aitken; Mr Gary TilleyClosed: 26 March 2018

April

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
L'OREAL Australia and New Zealand Women in Science Fellowships Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Women Early Career Researchers 2007: Dr Sarah PrykeClosed: 2 April 2018
Australian Academy of the Humanities Max Crawford Medal Arts and Humanities Early Career Researchers 2014: Dr Tom MurrayClosed: 4 April 2018
NSW Premier's History Awards Arts Various - follow link on Award Title for details 2016: Dr Tanya EvansClosed: 6 April 2018
NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Early Career Researchers 2018: Dr Simon Gross; 2017: Dr Jemma Geoghegan, 2016: Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich, 2015: Dr Rachael Gallagher. 2014: Dr Heather Handley and Dr Lee SpitlerClosed: 9 April 2018
APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Individual researchers under 40 years 2015: Finalist: Dr Katharine HaynesClosed: 11 April 2018
Fresh Science NSW Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Early Career Researchers 2018: Dr Annemarie Nadort; 2015: Dr Robert Pfeifer, NSW Winner; 2015: Trevor Chong, NSW Highly CommendedClosed: 24 April 2018

May

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
Australian Academy of Science ECR Awards Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Early Career Researchers 2017:Associate Professor Juan Carlos Afonso, 2015: Professor Yingjie Yang, Professor Ian Wright, Associate Professor Melanie BishopClosed: 1 May 2018
Australian Academy of Science MCR Awards Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Mid Career Researchers 2016: Dr Elena BelousovaClosed: 1 May 2018
Australian Academy of Science Career Awards Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Senior Researchers - Closed: 1 May 2018
Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Science and Engineering, Human Sciences,Medicine and Health Various - follow link on Award Title for details 2017 Winners: Associate Professor Richard Mildren, Dr Emilie Ens. Finalists: Professor Gilles Guillemin 2016: Dr Emilie Ens. 2016: Professor Ewa Goldys. 2015: Professor David Raftos and Adjunct Professor Dayong Jin 2014: Distinguished Professor Lesley Hughes: 2009: Associate Professor Paul J. Beggs; Mr Ron Oldfield. Finalists; Closed: 4 May 2018
Top 5 - ABC Media Residency Program All Early Career Researchers 2017: Dr Sophie Calabretto Closed: 9 May 2018
International Society for Heart Research Awards Medicine and Health Associate Professors, Professors, Emeritus - Closed: 11 May 2018
Business/Education Round Table (B/HERT) Awards Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance Accountants in the Profession Program Previous Years Research/Industry Partnerships - Closed: 24 May 2018
Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology New Scholar Prize All Early Career Researchers 2015: Dr James MartinClosed: 31 May 2018
Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research Medicine and Health Sciences Individual Researchers - Closed: 31 May 2018
Australian Psychological Society Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science Award Human Sciences Senior Researchers 2009: Professor Ron RapeeClosed: 31 May 2018

June

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award Science and Engineering Early Career Researchers -Closed: 1 June 2018
IMPACT7 Grant Various Researchers and research teams -Closed: 1 June 2018
Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research Medicine and Health Various 2017: Professor Richard Kefford 2016: Dr Natalie Taylor,  Dr Janet Long and Dr Deborah Debono Closed: 9 June 2017
Nature Research Inspiring Science and Innovating Science  Awards Science and Engineering Female Scientists -Closed: 11 June 2018
Australian Psychological Society ECR Award Human Sciences Early Career Researchers 2014: Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich; 2006: Professor Jennifer HudsonClosed: 30 June 2018
Australian Psychological Society Media Award for Public Engagement with Psychological Science Human Sciences All -Closed: 30 June 2018
Australian Psychological Society Outstanding Academic Mentor Award Human Sciences Mid-late Career Researchers - Closed: 30 June 2018
Australian Psychological Society President's Award Human Sciences Senior Researchers - Closed: 30 June 2018

July

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
William B. Joyner Lecture Award Science and Engineering Various 2015: Professor Paul SomervilleClosed: 1 July 2018
NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering Science and Engineering Researchers 2014: Distinguished Professor Mark Westoby, NSW Scientist of the YearClosed: 2 July 2018
Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) Prizes Arts Individuals, Team or Students - Closed: 2 July 2018
GSK Award for Research Excellence Medicine and Health Various - Closed: 2 July 2018
Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards Medicine and Health Individuals, Teams - Closed: 23 July 2018

August

Award TitleDiscipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award Human Sciences Early Career Researchers - Closed: 10 August 2018
Baxt Prize for Research Paper in Law Law Early Career Researchers -Closed: 30 August 2018
Australian Association for Research in Education Early Career Researcher Award Human Sciences Early Career Researchers 2011: Dr Linda GrahamClosed: 31 August 2018

September

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs AwardsHuman Sciences, Medicine and Health SciAll-Closeed: 3 Sept 2018
Australian Association for Research in Education Distinguished Fellow Award Human Sciences Researchers demonstrating long term commitment to the Association - Closed: 7 Sept 2018
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Early Career Researcher Award Business and Economics, MGSM Early Career Researchers - Closed: 7 Sept 2018
International Statistical Institute Karl Pearson PrizeScience and EngineeringAll-Closed: 15 Sept 2018
Global Young AcademyEarly Career Researchers (30-40 years and up to 10 years from PhD)Individuals2016:Dr Paul Mason. 2015: Associate Professor Anina RichClsoed: 15 Sept 2018
Global Young Scientists Summit Science and Engineering, Human Sciences, Medicine and Health Researchers under 35 years 2017 2015: Dr Carlo BradacClosed: 30 Sept 2017

October

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
NSW OE&H & Ecological Society of Australia: Early Career Researcher Prize for Outstanding OutreachScienceEarly Career Researchers -Closed:13 Oct 2018
David Harold Tribe Poetry PrizeHumanitiesAll -Closed: 14 Oct 2018
NSW Premier's Literary AwardsVarious - follow link on Award Title for detailsAll -Closed:15 Oct 2018
BUPA Emerging Health Researcher AwardMedicine and HealthEarly Career ResearchersFinalist: Dr Rae-Anne Hardie (2018)Closed:17 Oct 2018
ATSE Clunies Ross AwardsScience and EngineeringAll-Closed:  Oct 2018
Michelson prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine ResearchMedicine and HealthAll -Closed: 29 Oct 2018
Women in Research Citation Award Various Early to mid career female researchers 2016: Dr Annie Lau TBA

November

Award Title Discipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
Julian Wells MedalMedicine and HealthVarious2013: Professor Simon FooteClosed: 9 Nov 2018
Lorne Genome Conference Travel AwardsMedicine and HealthEarly Career Researchers-Closed: 9 Nov 2018
Lorne Genome Conference Women in Science AwardMedicine and HealthWomen Researchers-Closed: 9 Nov 2018
Albert Einstein World Award of ScienceScience and EngineeringIndividuals-Closed: 28 Nov 2018
Leonardo da Vinci World Awards of ArtsArtsIndividuals-Closed: 28 Nov 2018

December

Award TitleDiscipline AreasTarget GroupPrevious Macquarie RecipientsClosing
Dr. Margaret Faul Women in Chemistry AwardScience and EngineeringWomen Researchers-14 Dec 2018
The Gruber Neuroscience Prize Medicine and Health Sciences Award recognises highly distinguished research in the field - 15 Dec 2018
The Gruber Genetics Prize Medicine and Health Sciences Award recognises highly distinguished research in the field - 15 Dec 2018
The Gruber Cosmology Prize Science and Engineering Award recognises highly distinguished research in the field - 15 Dec 2018
Gordon Warwick Medal Science Individual researchers 2015: Associate Professor Kirstie Fryirs 31 Dec 2018
Thieme-IUPAC Prize in Synthetic Organic Chemistry Science and Engineering Researchers under 40 - Next awarded 2019

Prize Awardees - Full List by Years

If you know of anyone who has received an award or recognition that is not listed here, please let us know by email to jeretta.krampah@mq.edu.au

YearPrizeName
2018NSW Young Tall Poppy Science AwardDr Simon Gross
 Australian Engineering Excellence AwardModular Photonics Team
 NSW Premier's History Award - Digital Media FinalistDr Tom Murray
 RASS John Mitchell Crouch FellowshipDr Antonio Di Ieva
 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers FinalistProfessor Neil Saintilan
 Ayios Kosmos o Aitolos AwardProfessor Martina Möllering
 Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher AwardsDr Rae-Anne Hardie
 Fresh Science NSWDr Annemarie Nadort

Dr Mohsen Asadnia
 FameLab International Vanessa Pirotta
2017BHERT AwardsBiodiversity Node Team
 MJD White MedalEmeritus Professor Richard Frankham
 

Eureka Prize winner for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia

Eureka Prize winner for Innovation in Citizen Science

Eureka Prize finalists for Innovation in Medical Research

Associate Professor Rich Mildren

Dr Emilie Ens

Professor Gilles Guillemin and Dr Edwin Lim

 

NSW Premier’s Awards winner for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year

NSW Premier’s Awards winner for Wildfire Highly Cited Publication Award

Professor Richard Kefford

Professor Helen Rizos

 

Young Tall Poppy Science Award

Dr Jemma Geoghegan
 Superstars of STEMAssociate Professor Ronika Power
 Anton Hales MedalAssociate Professor Juan Carlos Afonso
 Top 5 - ABC Media Residency Program Dr Sophie Calabretto
2016

Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

Professor Michael Aitken

 

Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools

Mr Gary Tilley

 

NSW Premier’s History Prize in Community and Regional History

Dr Tanya Evans
 AIHI-RHCN International PrizeDr Robyn Clay-Williams
 

Young Tall Poppy Science Award

Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich
 Eureka Prize winner for Innovative Use of Technology

Eureka Prize finalist for Innovation in Citizen Science

Professor Ewa Goldys

Dr Emilie Ens

 Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer ResearchDr Natalie Taylor, Dr Janet Long and Dr Deborah Debono
 Global Young AcademyDr Paul Mason
 Women in Research Citation AwardDr Annie Lau
 

Eureka Prize winner for Innovative Use of Technology

Eureka Prize finalist for Innovation in Citizen Science

Professor Ewa Goldys

Dr Emilie Ens

 Optus Future MakersDr Rowan Tulloch
 

Fresh Science NSW

Dr Sadia Mahboob

Dr Martin Ploschner

2015AIATSIS Stanner AwardDr Virginia Marshall
 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science AwardsDr Rachael Gallagher
 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and EducationDr Katharine Haynes
 Fresh Science NSW

Dr Robert Pfeifer (NSW Winner)

Trevor Chong (NSW Highly Commended)

 Australian Academy of Science ECR Awards

Professor Yingjie Yang

Professor Ian Wright

Associate Professor Melanie Bishop

 Eureka Prize winner for Rural Innovation

Eureka Prize winner for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

Professor David Raftos

Adjunct Professor Dayong Jin

 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology New Scholar PrizeDr James Martin
 William B. Joyner Lecture AwardProfessor Paul Somerville
 Global Young AcademyAssociate Professor Anina Rich
 Global Young Scientists SummitDr Carlo Bradac
2014Australian Academy of the Humanities Max Crawford MedalDr Tom Murray
 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

Dr Heather Handley

Dr Lee Spitler

 Eureka Prize winner for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science ResearchDistinguished Professor Lesley Hughes
 Australian Psychological Society ECR AwardAssociate Professor Viviana Wuthrich
 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering NSW Scientist of the YearDistinguished Professor Mark Westoby 
 Gordon Warwick MedalAssociate Professor Kirstie Fryirs
2013AIATSIS Stanner AwardProfessor Bronwyn Carlson
 Julian Wells MedalProfessor Simon Foote
2011

Australian Association for Research in Education Early Career Researcher Award

 Dr Linda Graham
2009Eureka Prize winner for Medical Research and Science Photography

Eureka Prize winner for Science Photography

Associate Professor Paul J. Beggs

Mr Ron Oldfield

 Australian Psychological Society Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science AwardProfessor Ron Rapee
2007

L'OREAL Australia and New Zealand Women in Science Fellowships

Dr Sarah Pryke
 Eureka Prize for Research in EthicsProfessor Catriona Mackenzie
2006 Australian Psychological Society ECR AwardProfessor Jennifer Hudson
 

This page is currently being updated and more prize and award

information will be available here soon

Academy and Society fellows

Australian academies and societiesFellow/MemberSince
Australian Academy of Humanities

A/Prof Malcolm Choat

Professor John Sutton

Professor Catriona Mackenzie

Dr Ross Burn

Professor Bronwen Neil, 2012

Professor Pam Peters

Professor Daniel Kane

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley

Professor Jeanette Kennett

Professor Trevor Johnston

Professor Kenneth Sheedy

Dr John Lee

Professor Anthony Cousins

Professor David Christian

Emeritus Prof Edwin Judge

Professor Naguib Kanawati

2018

2015

2014

2013

2012

2012

2012

2011

2011

2010

2010

2005

2004

1999

1999

1997

Australian Academy of Science

Professor Mark Westoby

Professor Suzanne O'Reilly

Professor Max Coltheart

Professor John Veevers

Professor Ross Street

2009

2002

2001 (Council 2017-19)

1995

1989

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Professor Jennie Hudson

Professor Amanda Barnier

Professor Katherine Demuth

Professor Lyndsey Nickels

Professor Anne Castles

Professor Stephen Crain

Professor Max Coltheart

2018

2016

2015

2014

2010

2006

2004

Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Professor Johanna Westbrook

Professor Ewa Goldys

2018

2017

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies   
The Royal Society of NSW

Professor Anne Castles

Professor Stephen Crain

Professor Katherine Demuth

2015
International academiesFellow/MemberSince
Association for Psychological Science, USAProfessor Bill Thompson2015
Academy of Social Sciences, UK Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite 
British AcademyProfessor Max Coltheart2002
Global Young AcademyAssociate Professor Anina Rich2014 (Council 2018-19)
US Society for Clinical and Experimental HypnosisProfessor Amanda Barnier2016
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