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We have extended the deadline for the call out for nominations for the 2023 ACUADS Grant and Awards Scheme.

Nominations are due by the extended deadline: Wednesday 13th September 2023.

ACUADS Grant and Awards Scheme information

2023 ACUADS Grant scheme

One grant of up to $5000 AUD will be awarded this year. Submissions are open to individuals or groups affiliated with an ACUADS institutional member

2023 ACUADS Awards Scheme
Successful recipients receive $500AUD in addition to a citation and a presentation of a pin at the annual ACUADS conference.

The Award categories:

Innovative Teaching Award

Excellence in Teaching Award

Distinguished Teaching Award

Innovative Research Award

Excellence in Research Award

Distinguished Research Award

Fellowship Awards

Excellent Professional Staff Member Award
We are pleased to announce our new award this year which is the First Nations Staff Award. The successful recipient of the First Nations Staff Award will receive $2000AUD in addition to a citation and a presentation of a pin at the annual ACUADS conference. 

Nominations are due by the extended deadline: Wednesday 13th September 2023.

Read more @ ACUADS…

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