Engagement Australia Excellence Awards 2020 - NOW OPEN

The Engagement Australia Excellence Awards identify and celebrate the most exciting and impactful engagement activities undertaken by Australian universities.

This new Excellence Award program replaces the former BHERT Awards for Higher Education collaboration in Australia.

Applications close 5pm AEST 31 July 2020.

The Award categories are:

  • Award for Excellence in Community Engagement
  • Award for Excellence in Community Engagement: Closing the Gap
  • Award for Excellence in Industry Engagement
  • Award for Outstanding Engagement for Research Impact
  • Award for Excellence in Student Engagement
  • Award for Excellence in Alumni Engagement
  • Award for Outstanding Leadership in Engagement
  • Celebrating the Excellence Awards in 2020

To find out more information about the awards and award categories download the Applicant Guidelines.

All applications for the 2020 Engagement Australia Awards must be made online via the eAwards portal. To be eligible your submission must include a full Application comprised of the following sections:

  • Overview - 500 words
  • Significance -300 words
  • Outcomes and impact - 600 words
  • Detail of partnerships, level of engagement and sustainability - 600 words
  • Supporting evidence - links to websites etc. - 1 page maximum
  • Letter of recommendation from Institution - 1 page maximum
  • Letter of recommendation from partner (industry, community, government etc) - 1 page maximum

To make a submission visit the Awards Portal

If you would like assistance with the “Letter of recommendation from Institution”, please contact the Research Partnerships Office at researchpartnerships@research.uq.edu.au.

So we can advise the VC of UQ’s submissions, please send a copy of your submission to researchpartnerships@research.uq.edu.au.

Partners in Research Excellence Awards (PIREAs)

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 PIREAs have been postponed until March 2021.  Further details will be available shortly.

The UQ Partners in Research Excellence Awards (PIREAs) recognise outstanding models of high-impact collaborative research partnerships.  These Awards celebrate the achievements and successes of UQ Researchers who through industry engagement, research collaboration and commercialisation have achieved excellent outcomes and national and international research impact.

The PIREAs also recognise industry and entities (corporate, government agencies and not-for-profit leaders) who have chosen to partner with UQ Researchers to achieve a common goal of commercial success and the translation of excellent discovery into great outcomes.  These successes and outcomes not only benefit their organisations and stakeholders but will also benefit society and improve lives.

In 2021, there will be six award categories:

  • Leading Healthy Lives
  • Growing the Bioeconomy
  • Achieving Resilient Environments and Livelihoods
  • Designing Technology for Tomorrow
  • Transforming Societies
  • Indigenous partnerships/engagement in research at UQ

We will accept multiple nominations from Faculties/Institutes to encourage nominations.  All nominations will be assessed by a Selection Panel and its recommendations sent to the VC for approval.

The winner of each category will receive $5,000 to help facilitate their ongoing relationship and they will be invited, together with their industry partner, to receive their award at the 2021 UQ Research Awards Night.

Nominations will close on (TBA).  Outcomes will be under embargo until the Awards Night.

If you have any queries, please contact Sally Cameron at researchpartnerships@research.uq.edu.au or call x 60739. 

PIREA NOMINATION FORM (word.docx)