- May 2023
Nominations open via SmartyGrants
- Friday 7 July 2023, 3pm
- September 2023
Notification of Outcomes
The Marles Medal in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine (STEMM) and the Marles Medal in Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) (collectively ‘The Marles Medal’) have been established in 2020 to complement the Woodward Medal (est. 2001). The Marles Medal recognises excellence in research impact, which may include an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health and wellbeing, the environment or quality of life beyond academia.
Up to two Research Impact Medals are awarded annually to two University of Melbourne employees, or research teams, in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine (STEMM) or Humanities and Social Sciences for the most significant demonstrable contribution their excellent and original research has made to society, the economy and environment, in the preceding ten years.
Candidates must be employees of the University of Melbourne at the time of application.
The physical Medals are presented during a graduation ceremony and the cash award of $10,000 each for STEMM and HASS is provided by the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
How to apply
Identify nominee, internal nominator (and expert, if applicable), and independent expert
The nominee will complete the main part of the application. Members of staff must be nominated by a colleague (‘internal nomination’) and sign-off of the nomination must be provided by the Dean of the Academic Division or relevant Head of School. The internal nominator must provide a statement about the nature of the work and its significance. If the nominator is not an expert in the candidate’s field, another expert may be identified by the applicant to complete this statement.
Additionally, the nominee should also include a supporting statement from an independent expert who is external to the University, such as a preeminent researcher in the field or a publisher (‘external nomination statement’). If there is no external expert available, this should be noted in the internal nomination statement and the selection committee will only rely on the internal nomination statement.
Complete the Nomination Form
The nomination form is hosted on the university's SmartyGrants portal. To submit hard-copy books/journals (only if there is no electronic option), please email email@example.com to arrange.
Submit the Nomination form
You will receive a PDF of the final application by email once you have submitted in SmartyGrants. No additional Themis submission is required for this scheme.
Documents for 2023
Please direct queries to:
Researcher Development Schemes