Nominations open for 2022 GSK Award for Research Excellence


Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Nominations open for 2022 GSK Award for Research Excellence

Nominations for the 2022 GSK Award for Research Excellence (ARE) — one of the most prestigious and longstanding awards available to the Australian medical research community — are now open.

Since 1980, the annual GSK ARE has acknowledged the outstanding achievements of Australian medical researchers who are focused on improving human health. It recognises individuals or two-person teams with significant existing track records who are well placed to further their contributions in the near future.

Previous recipients of the GSK ARE include some of Australia’s most noted scientific researchers, including Professor Tony Basten (1980), Dr Bruce Kemp (1993), Professor Kathryn North (2011), and Professors Georgina Long and Richard Scolyer (2018). Last year’s award was won by Professors Jamie Cooper and Rinaldo Bellomo — Co-Directors of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) — in recognition of their innovative research and leadership that has revolutionised critical care medicine on a global scale, including ongoing registries and trials focused on COVID-19 patients in ICU.

This year, GSK Australia has announced a $20,000 increase to the award, supporting the winners with a $100,000 grant to expand and complete their work. The judging criteria are weighted as follows:

  • 50% — potential for the nominee’s contribution to science to directly or indirectly lead to the improvement of human health;
  • 30% — potential for the nominee to continue to make research contributions in the field of human health;
  • 20% — nominee’s accomplishments based on academic and employment record, research grants and awards received, cited publications, and other examples of research productivity.

To nominate yourself or a colleague/collaborator, please complete the 2022 GSK ARE Nomination Form. Nominations close on 15 July and the award will be presented at the Research Australia Awards Night on 13 October.

Any queries regarding the award can be sent to

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