Apply for CSL Florey Next Generation Award 2018

CSL Florey Next Generation Award

The 2018 CSL Florey Next Generation Award will be conferred to a current PhD candidate who has demonstrated outstanding capability, creativity and potential in the biomedical sciences and/or health and medical research. This is the inaugral year for the CSL Florey Next Generation Award.

As well as the award trophy, the award currently carries a prize of $20,000 thanks to the generous support of CSL Limited.

Two runner-up prizes of $2,500 will also be awarded.

Click here to view information on our 2018 Finalists

Information on Selection and Eligibility Criteria and how to apply can be found below.

Nominations for the 2018 award have now closed.

Selection Criteria

1. Excellence in research achievement in the biomedical science and/or human health advancement, shown by clearly demonstrated potential. This could include:

  • Potential research impact/application of your project
  • Research engagement and communication skills (as demonstrated through the 90 second video)
  • Publication record
  • Awards or prizes

2. A creative component – articulated in a 90 second video that answers the question: “What research challenge do I intend to solve during the course of my career?”.


  • Nominees must be a PhD candidate who has not had their PhD conferred as of 21 August 2018.
  • Nominees must have completed a majority of their PhD research in Australia.
  • Nominations will be accepted for individuals only, and not teams of researchers.
  • Institutions may nominate a maximum of two nominees. At least one of the nominees must be female.
  • Self-nominations are not eligible.
  • Nominees may be any nationality but must currently reside in Australia – this includes both domestic and international students.

Conditions of Award

  • The award comes with the following prizes:
    • 1 X winner – $20,000 and award trophy
    • 2 X runner up – $2,500
  • There are no restrictions on expenditure of the prize money although winners are encouraged to use it to support the advancement of their research career
  • The awardee must be available to:
    • Attend the presentation ceremony on Monday 26 November at Parliament House, Canberra. The award will be presented during the Annual Dinner of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes.
    • Participate in associated media activities in the week prior to, and the week after, the award is made.

Nomination Requirements

A nomination should be completed using the online nomination form (link below) and include:

  • A completed nomination form, including:
    • Nominating organisation
    • Contact person at nominating organisation
    • Nominator’s details
  • A description of the significance of the nominee’s achievements and the potential significance of their research. This should be written so it could be understood by the general public. This could include the special significance of the nominee’s contribution as compared to other work in this field. (500 words)
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
    • A CV of up to 3 pages. This should be submitted as an attachment. (Please note: additional pages will not be considered by the Selection Committee)
  • A 90 second video (social media quality) answering the question “What research challenge do I intend to solve during the course of my career”. Video should be uploaded to Youtube and a private link to the video provided on the online nomination form.
  • Please note:
    • Nominations are to be completed by the nominating institution, not the nominee
    • Nominations should be made in the name of the Institute Director or Dean of Medicine (or equivalent)
    • Entries with insufficient documentation will not be completed.
    • Submitted material will not be returned.
    • Any entries received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Personal information provided in connection with the Award will be used solely by AIPS and its partners (including CSL Limited and Science in Public) and only in connection with the Award.

Only two applications per institution are permitted, and one application must be from a female researcher.

Selection Process

  • Nominations will be judged by a selection committee.
  • The Chair of the selection committee will be appointed by AIPS and will have voting rights.
  • The Chair, in consultation with AIPS, will appoint a selection committee of at least three other members, including representatives of the Australian biomedical community.
  • The selection committee will be guided by the selection criteria.
  • Written or verbal confidential comments may be sought from the nominee’s nominator.
  • The selection committee will reach its decision solely on the material submitted and any comments of nominee’s nominator.
  • All nomination information will remain the property of AIPS and will remain strictly confidential.
  • The decisions of the selection committee are strictly confidential.
  • The decisions of the selection committee in the selection of the Award recipient are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Composition of the selection committee will be made public after the Award has been made.