Marles Medal

Critical Dates

Friday 30 July 2021

Round Opens via SmartyGrants

Thursday 30 September 2021, 3pm


November 2021

Outcomes announced


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 awarded annually to two University of Melbourne employees 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

  1. Identify nominee and nominator (and expert, if applicable)

    The nominee will complete the main part of the application. The nominator must provide a letter attachment which addresses the nature of the original research, the pathway, extent and evidence of the impact and the impact efforts of the nominated individual. If the nominator is not an expert in the candidate’s field, another expert may be identified to complete this statement.

  2. 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 to arrange.

  3. Submit the Nomination form

    You will recieve a PDF of the final  application by email once you have submitted in SmartyGrants. No additional Themis submission is required for this scheme.

Supporting documents

Documents and links last updated 01/05/2020


Please direct queries to:

Kim Turner

Researcher Development Schemes