2016 Research Excellence Award

Top ranked applicants

Award Recipient Institution

Rising Star Award

The award is given to the top-ranked application by an Indigenous researcher in the Early Career Fellowship scheme.
Associate Professor James Ward Flinders University

Gustav Nossal Award

The award is named in honour of Sir Gustav Nossal and his pioneering work in the field of immunology. It is awarded to the highest ranked applicant for an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship in the field of medical and dental research.

Doctor Joshua Osowicki

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Marshall and Warren Award

The award is named after Australian Nobel Laureates Professors Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, who were awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The award is made to the applicant with the most highly innovative and potentially transformative Project Grant application.

Professor David Evans

University of Queensland

Project Grant

Project Grants support the creation of new knowledge by funding the best investigator-initiated research project in any area relevant to human health. The award is given to the highest ranked applicant in NHMRC’s Project Grant scheme.

Professor Carola Vinuesa

(Chief Investigator)

Australian National University

Program Grant

Program Grants support teams of high calibre researchers to pursue broad based, multi-disciplinary and collaborative research activities. The award is made to the highest ranked applicant in NHMRC’s Program Grant scheme.

Professor Scott O’Neill

Monash University

Development Grant

Development Grants support the commercial development of a product, procedure or service that would result in improved health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings. The award is given to the highest ranked applicant in NHMRC’s Development Grant scheme.

Associate Professor Chris Williams

Bionics Institute

Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowhsips

These fellowships are named after Australian-American Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, who was awarded the 2009 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine. The fellowships promote and foster the career development of female researchers. The award is made to the highest ranked female applicant in each of the biomedical, clinical and public health pillars of the research fellowship scheme.

Award 

Recipient Institution

Biomedical

Professor Carola Vinuesa

Australian National University

Clinical

Professor Phyllis Butow

University of Sydney

Public Health

Associate Professor Rebecca Guy

University of New South Wales

Fellowship Awards

Award Recipient  Institution

Practitioner Fellowship

Practitioner Fellowships support research that results in the translation of evidence into improved clinical practice and health policy, delivering improvements in health and healthcare to Australians. The award is given to the highest ranked applicant in NHMRC’s Practitioner Fellowship scheme.

Professor David Paterson

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Research Fellowship

Research Fellowships support leading health and medical researchers in full-time research. The award is given to the highest ranked applicant in NHMRC’s Research Fellowship scheme.

Professor Alan Cowman

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Frank Fenner Early Career Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to the highest ranked Early Career Fellows whose research reflects Professor Fenner’s achievements in international health.

Doctor Larisa Labzin

University Of Queensland

Career Development Fellowships

Career Development Fellowships support Australian early to mid-career health and medical researchers. It helps investigators establish themselves as independent, self-directed researchers. The award is given to the highest ranked applicant in each of the biomedical, clinical, industry and population health pillars of the Career Development Fellowship scheme.

Award Recipient Institution

Biomedical

Career Development Fellowship – Level 1

Doctor Willem (Joost) Lesterhuis

University of Western Australia

Biomedical

Career Development Fellowship – Level 2

Associate Professor Stuart Brierley

Flinders University

Clinical

Career Development Fellowship – Level 1

Associate Professor Julian Elliott

Monash University

Clinical

Career Development Fellowship – Level 2

Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani

University of Queensland

Industry

Career Development Fellowship – Level 1

Doctor Dominic Hare

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Health

Industry

Career Development Fellowship – Level 2

Doctor Julie Brown

Neuroscience Research Australia

Population Health

Career Development Fellowship – Level 1

 Doctor Michael Livingston

 La Trobe University

Population Health

Career Development Fellowship – Level 2

Associate Professor Andrew Steer

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

2017 Biennial Awards

Award Recipient Institution

Ethics Award

The NHMRC Ethics Award recognises outstanding Australians for their contributions to high ethical standards in health and medical research. Nominees are judged on the significance of their contribution supporting high ethical standards in Australia in health and/or health and medical research, including innovation in ethical policy formulation, leadership in the formulation of ethical standards and/or services above and beyond the normal requirement of Human Research Ethics Committee or Committee membership. The award is given every 2 years.

Doctor Nikolajs Zeps Epworth Healthcare

Outstanding Contribution Award

The NHMRC Outstanding Contribution Award recognises outstanding long-term contribution, individual commitment and support to NHMRC. The award is given every 2 years.

Professor Jane Hall

University of Technology Sydney

Science to Art Award

Imaging is now a central component for medical research. These images are not only scientifically important, they can also be aesthetically powerful. The NHMRC Science to Art prize recognises outstanding examples of the art that can arise from the research funded by NHMRC.

Joshua Shing Shun Li

University of Queensland