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Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards 2011


The Australian researchers are well known internationally for their achievements and dedicated contributions to various fields of research. To honour these achievements ARMS and Elsevier are proud to bring you the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards for 2011.  

The Awards for 2011 will be presented in the following categories:

1. Humanities and Social Sciences 
2. Physical Sciences
3. Engineering and Technology
4. Life Sciences and Biological Sciences
5. Medicine and Medical Sciences

Eligibility Criteria


Under 40 years of age as of 1st July 2011


Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident

Employment Status:

Employee of an Australian Research Institution (member of ARMS) who:


is currently engaged in research activities that fall under one of the Award categories


is employed on a 0.5 or above contract and not a full-time research student, although may be concurrently pursuing higher degree by research qualifications


is published in peer-reviewed literature

Application: Only one application per person (applicant to select most appropriate category)

Early Career Researcher Guideline: PHD year of completion + 5 years

Young Female Researchers encouraged to apply

 Evaluation Criteria


Early Career Researcher: Last 2 years of output will be assessed (opportunity verses all of career)


Research impact - taking into account the average number of citations per paper and H-index (derived from Scopus) 


External Impact


Esteem Contribution


Scopus will be used as a tool for individual Researcher evaluation

1. The application of Evaluation Criteria 1 and 2 will vary depending on the award category and academic discipline. 







   Application closes Thursday, 30th June 2011, 12 Midnight, 
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time

For more information, please email

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