Submitting a nomination

Thank you for your interest in nominating, and we look forward to your nomination in 2019.

In 2019 a nomination requires:

  • A completed Nomination pdf Form (including nominator and nominee statement)
  • Application must be completed via the online submission process.
  • A maximum four page CV
  • One portrait photograph of at least 300 dpi resolution

Please read all the eligibility, selection and other background before submitting a nomination.

Nominations will open on Wednesday 27th February and close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 10th April 2019.
ALL nominations must be submitted via the Nomination pdf Form. If you are unable to complete the Nomination pdf Form, please contact us on the email below.

Open the Nomination pdf Form here.

How to complete this form:

  1. Open the Nomination pdf Form and Download the pdf to your computer  (use the Download or Save As option on your browser or via the Print Form and Print to PDF option on the form)
  2. Open the pdf on your computer in Adobe.
  3. Fill in all relevant details on your computer
  4. Save As  – remembering to include your surname in the file name
  5. Submit Form.

If your system will not allow you to submit then simply email completed form, together with your Photo and CV to

If you do not receive a confirmation please contact our office.

For any queries or difficulties submitting your nomination please contact:

Stephen Burke
General Manager

Tips For Completing Your Nomination

  • Don’t sell yourself short (1) – if there’s not enough space on your CV for a full list of all of your publications, include a link to your google scholar page or university webpage to include further information
  • Don’t sell yourself short (2) – do include any career breaks even if you are under the 10 year post PhD cut-off (carer leave, ill health etc.) – nominations are assessed relative to opportunity
  • Remember, communication is a significant part of this award – make sure you communicate well on the nomination form – proof read, read it aloud, read it to a friend. Look at your CV from a distance – is it clearly laid out and easy to read?
  • Make sure you differentiate how you describe your research when aimed at either a general or scientific audience
  • Select your nominator carefully (1) – make sure they know you & can speak highly of your achievements
  • Select your nominator carefully (2) – make sure they understand the science communication focus of the award
  • Science communication and outreach activities outside of the walls of the laboratory or university typically take more work & initiative, so do highlight these sorts of activities
  • We would recommend you having a section on your CV that outlines your outreach and communication in the one place