Excellence and Awards in Supervision

Quality supervision is critical to the success of any research candidature, including timely completion of milestones and the development of appropriate disciplinary, academic and research integrity practices. There are a number of annual and periodic awards that highlight and celebrate excellence in supervision. For information about key awards is outlined below.

UNSW Awards for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision

The UNSW Awards for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision recognise and encourage sustained excellence in postgraduate research supervision.

Up to two awards are allocated each year. Each award consists of the presentation of an engraved medallion and the payment of $7,000 (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 are expected to contribute to the development of supervisory practice at UNSW via School/Faculty committees and workshops run by the Research Division.

For more information, email David Gleeson at d.gleeson@unsw.edu.au.


Arc Postgraduate Council Supervisor Awards

The mission of the Arc Postgraduate Council (PGC) is to provide information, support, representation and advice on issues that affect postgraduate students at UNSW and the wider postgraduate student population.

The PGC acknowledges outstanding postgraduate research supervision through a candidate nomination process. 

For further information, visit Arc PGC Supervisor Awards


Australian Council of Graduate Research Awards

The Australian Council of Graduate Research Inc (ACGR) is a not-for-profit forum of university representatives engaged in the leadership and management of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs. The ACGR Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Education acknowledge outstanding leadership, supervision, and promotion of industry engagement within graduate research. 

In 2017, UNSW Scientia Professor Justin Gooding received a special commendation under the ACGR Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research. 

For further information on the awards, please visit the ACGR Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Education.