UQ Research Partnerships & Translation Awards (RPATs) 2021 - Nominations Closed

The UQ Research Partnerships & Translation Awards (RPATs) recognise outstanding models of high-impact collaborative research partnerships.  These Awards celebrate the achievements and successes of UQ Researchers who through industry engagement and research collaboration have achieved excellent outcomes and national and international research impact.

The RPATs also recognise industry and entities (corporate, government agencies and not-for-profit leaders) who have chosen to partner with UQ Researchers to achieve the common goal of 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 four award categories:

  • Research Impact - Recognising research partnerships with industry, government, and/or community partners that have realised meaningful impact through the advancement of societal, economic, environmental and/or the cultural wellbeing of the Australian and/or global community. 
  • Partnership Excellence - Recognising excellence in research and innovation partnerships activities that have delivered outstanding partner experiences and outcomes. 
  • Innovative Partnerships - Recognising successful partnerships that have innovative models of collaboration. 
  • Indigenous Research and Innovation Partnerships - Recognising outstanding Indigenous-led research and innovation partnerships that have had a positive impact on Indigenous peoples and communities. 

We will accept multiple nominations from Faculties/Institutes.  All nominations will be assessed by a Selection Panel and its recommendations sent to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) 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 Partnerships & Translation Awards night in Research and Innovation Week (13-17 September)

Nominations closed on Wednesday 4 August 2021.  Outcomes will be under embargo until the Awards Night.

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

UQ Research Partnerships & Translation Awards Nomination Form