- Dr Marie Dziadek, Chief Scientific Officer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research
- Dr Melanie Bagg, Business Development and Partnerships Manager at the Australian Science Media Centre
- Dr George Feast, SME Research Advisor at CSIRO Research Connect
- Dr Carly Rosewarne, Research Scientist at CSIRO and EMCR Forum Executive Member
- Dr Liz New, Westpac Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and EMCR Forum Executive Member
- The winner of the Australian People's Choice category will be determined via public (member) poll. We'd like to invite you to view the entries and cast a vote. Anyone from around the world can participate. Go on, help send your favourite Australian EMCR to Sydney for Science Pathways, and also help them win $2000 to further their research!
- In the event of a tie for the overall winner of the Australian Future Leader and/or Australian People's Choice categories (i.e. two entries have the same score at the end of the voting period) Associate Professor Sharath Sriram from RMIT (EMCR Forum Executive Member and co-convenor of Science Pathways 2016) will be asked to determine the winner(s)
- For the Australian categories, entrants can only be awarded one prize. At the end of the voting period, if the same video is ranked first in both categories, the Australian People's Choice prize will be awarded first and the Australian Future Leader prize will be awarded to the second ranked entrant based on the judging panel scores. The runner-up prize in the Australian Future Leader category ($2000 cash only) will be awarded to the highest ranked entrant in the Australian Future Leader category who did not win the Australian People's Choice category
- The Science Across the Ditch: New Zealand Future Leader will be awarded first. This award is the most prestigious award for the Science Across the Ditch category as the prize includes both a cash of award $2000.00 plus a funded trip to the Science Pathways 2016 conference.
- The People’s Choice award will be awarded second. This award consists of a cash prize of $2000.00 and does not include a trip to the Science Pathways 2016 conference.
- If the same entry is voted as the winner (and there is no tie with another entry) of both the People's Choice and the Future Leader awards this winner will be awarded both prizes.
- We will not split any of the cash prizes, as $2000.00 is just enough to help someone achieve something with their research such as attend an overseas conference or get some analyses done.
- In the event of a tie between entries A and B for the People's Choice award an independent judge (Giles Dodson) will select the final winner.
- In the event of a tie between entries C and D for the Future Leader award an independent judge (Joy Gribben) will select the final winner.
- In the event of overlapping or coinciding ties for one entry between the two categories (For example, Entries A and C are tied for the People's Choice award and entries C and D are tied for the Future Leader award), the Future Leader award will go to entry C and the People’s Choice award will go to A
- In the event that the same two entries are tied for both awards then Giles and Joy will decide which video will take out which prize by independently scoring both entries. The entry with the highest score will receive the Future Leader award and the second highest score will receive the People’s Choice award.
The Australian Early- and Mid-Career Researcher forum (the forum) is the national voice of Australia's emerging scientists, representing researchers who are up to 15 years post-PhD (or other research higher degree), irrespective of their professional appointment. It examines critical issues including career structure, job security, funding, education, training and gender equity. The forum enga...