Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision
Graduate Research School
About the Awards
The UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision recognise and encourage sustained excellence in postgraduate research supervision. Up to two awards will be allocated each year. Each award consists of the presentation of an engraved medallion and the payment of $7,500 (subject to taxation). The award can, on request by the recipient, be paid by UNSW to the Department or School in which the academic is employed, to be used in a project being undertaken or to be undertaken by the recipient. Recipients will be expected to contribute to the development of supervision via School/Faculty committees and workshops run by the Research Division.
2011 Award Winners
- Dr Paul Dawson - School of English, Media and Performing Arts
- Professor Paul Patton - School of History and Philosophy
2010 Award Winner
2009 Award Winners
- Associate Professor Rosalyn Diprose - School of History and Philosophy
- Professor Mark Wilcox - School of Optometry and Vision Science
2008 Award Winners
- Professor Fiona Stapleton - School of Optometry and Vision Science
- Professor Justin Gooding - School of Chemistry
All academic staff, either full time or part time, who have supervised at least three research higher degree candidates to completion as a supervisor are eligible to apply for the award. Academic staff who have received a supervision award are not eligible to re-apply for the same award for six years.
Information for Applicants
Please see the "Related Documents" tab on the right for Information for Applicants and the Supervision Award Toolkit
Applicants should submit the following information:
(a) Cover Sheet
(b) Supervision Record Table
(c) Supervision Statement
(d) Supporting Material
(e) Head of School Report
(f) Other HDR Supervisor Reference
Applicants should arrange for the following to be submitted directly to Academic Promotions Manager, David Gleeson: email@example.com
(g) Student Reference
Applicants must comply with the specified page limits and font sizes as outlined in the Information for Applicants.
24 September 2012 - late applications cannot be accepted
Recommendations and Notification
A committee comprising the Dean of Graduate Research (Chair) and Associate Deans (Research / Research Training) will recommend a maximum of four applications to the University Teaching Excellence Committee. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions in late December and awards will be presented at an appropriate graduation ceremony.