2018 Research and Innovation Expertise Portfolio Awards

2018 launches the inaugural Research and Innovation Expertise awards. These staff awards aim to celebrate the achievements and successes of our colleagues that reflect and support the UQ values. Recognising our colleagues makes a statement about the culture we value and aspire to achieve within the Research and Innovation Expertise Portfolio.

As a Research and Innovation Expertise staff member, you can nominate an individual or a team for an award. Staff can self-nominate, but are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues. You can make several nominations to the same or different award categories.

Winners will be selected by a panel consisting of Research and Innovation Expertise Portfolio directors. Award selection is based primarily on written nominations addressing the goal of the award, but additional information from supervisors of the nominated staff may also be requested. 

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Individual Award categories

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)’s Award For Excellence

This award recognises superior performance of an individual within their role.   The awardee epitomises UQ’s values:

  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Creativity and independent thinking
  • Honesty and accountability
  • Mutual respect and diversity
  • Supporting our people

Star Service Award

Recognises excellent customer service.

Outstanding Innovator Award

Recognises someone who comes up with great ideas that have improved the workplace in 2018.

Key Contributor Award

Recognises someone who is highly valued by their peers.  They may do those little things that assist their colleagues get the job done, but it may not always be noticed by supervisors.

New Contributor Award

Recognises a new staff member (joined in 2018) that has had an immediate positive impact in their work area.

Team Award categories

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)’s Award For Team Excellence

This award recognises the superior performance of a team within the Research and Innovation Expertise Portfolio.  The team epitomises UQ’s values:

  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Creativity and independent thinking
  • Honesty and accountability
  • Mutual respect and diversity
  • Supporting our people

Impact Award

Recognises a team that has had a positive impact in 2018 both within the Research and Innovation Expertise Portfolio, and more broadly.

Eligibility

  • Only staff at HEW 1-9 are eligible to be nominated.
  • As a Research and Innovation Expertise staff member, you can nominate an individual or a team for an award.
  • Staff may self-nominate, but are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues.
  • Staff are able to make more than one nomination.
  • The team members for a team award nomination may or may not directly align to the established teams. 
    • Generally a team would be no larger than 15 people.
  • To be eligible for nomination, staff must be employed in one of the following units:
    • Biological Resources
    • Centre for Advanced Imaging
    • Consulting and Research Expertise
    • Genome Innovation Hub
    • Global Change Institute
    • Graduate School
    • Protein Expression Facility
    • Office of Central Research Infrastructure
    • Office of Research Ethics
    • Office of Research Integrity
    • Office of Sponsored Research
    • Research Analysis, Policy and Operations
    • Research Computing Centre
    • Research Partnerships Office (including Research Partnerships Managers)
    • TetraQ Research Infrastructure Centre

How to nominate

When you are completing the nomination form, ensure you incorporate the award-specific criteria applicable for each category. Give examples if possible. 

Use the online nomination form. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Ali Nugent

Overview of the nomination process:

Maximum of 200 words. Include a concise overview of the nomination, specific to what the award recognises. Note that the summary will be shared at the awards ceremony. 

You may choose to make your nomination anonymously. Your details will not be shared at the awards ceremony but will still be shared with the selection panel. 

 

Key dates

Nominations open: 17 October 2018

Nominations close: 16 November 2018

Selection meeting: 20 November 2018

Announcement of winners to be included in the Research and Innovation Expertise Portfolio staff meeting on 5 December 2018.

Prize information

There will be only one winner in each category of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)'s Awards for Excellence. All other categories will have up to four winners. 

Individual Awards

The individual winner for the DVCR Award for Excellence will receive a trophy and a $150 gift certificate.

Individual award winners will receive a framed certificate and a $50 gift certificate.

Team Awards

The winning team for the DVCR Award for Excellence will receive a trophy and team gift.

The Impact Award Team winners will each receive a framed certificate and team gift.

Communication collateral

A4 poster

For advertising in staff common areas etc.

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PPT presentation

For managers for promotion of the awards to staff

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