ARMS supports the professional development of its members by: 

  • RMIT University - Dr Paul Taylor Award

  • Travel Awards, Travel Scholarships that provide financial support

  • CSIRO Awards for Excellence in Research Management Practice

  • Scholarships to participate in the biennual INORMS conference

  • INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership

  • Janet Dibb-Leigh Award (JDL) for distinguished service in research management

  • Fellows of ARMS

ARMS congratulates all current and past award recipients.

Click here for a full list of current and past award recipients. Additions from the past to this lsit are welcome.

RMIT University - Dr Paul Taylor Award

Dr Paul Taylor was an outstanding leader in the research management profession within Australia and around the world.   He sadly passed away suddenly in November 2018.  

Through the generous contribution of RMIT University, ARMS is pleased to announce the 2020 RMIT University - Paul Taylor Award to honour the life of an exemplary, well regarded and inspiring leader.

RMIT University - Dr Paul Taylor Award Guidelines

RMIT University - Dr Paul Taylor Award Nomination Form

APPLICATIONS EXTENDED - NOW DUE 13 November 2020 COB 5pm AEDT

Janet Dibb-Leigh Award for Distinguished Service to Research Management 2020

This award recognises individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the research management sector throughout Australasia and Singapore.

Nominations are called for annually, however this award is only offered to an individual whose contributions to the profession of research management are deemed exceptional. 

If a deserving candidate is identified this round, the recipient shall be be formally recognised at the end of year virtual event on “Never waste a good crisis:  Lessons Learned” to be held 26-30 November 2020.

Nomination Guidelines Here

Nomination Form Here

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

Fellows of ARMS

Fellows of ARMS are recognised as individuals who have made an enduring and substantial contribution to research management as a practitioner, mentor, trainer or advocate in the research management profession.

Fellows of ARMS will be entitled to carry the post-nominal "Fellow of ARMS" and are encouraged to participate actively in the work of the ARMS community to share best practice in the profession of research management well beyond their membership with ARMS.

Fellows of ARMS will be announced at the end of year virtual event on “Never waste a good crisis:  Lessons Learned” to be held 26-30 November 2020.

Nomination Guidelines Here

Nomination Form Here

NOMINATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

CSIRO Award for Excellence

CSIRO Awards for Excellence in Research Management Practice recognise outstanding contributions by an individual or team that have enhanced the profession of research management and administration, and reflect the goals of ARMS. Two awards of up to $1,000 may be awarded annually.

CSIRO AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH MANAGEMENT PRACTICE 2020

We thank CSIRO as the official sponsor of the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Research Management Practice. The awards recognise the outstanding contributions by an individual or team that have enhanced the profession of research management and administration through:  

  • Leading change – characterised by engaging in best practice for sustainable outcomes; working collaboratively to enhance teamwork; and positively influencing others by building shared commitment to workplace and organisational objectives.
  • Working smarter – characterised by using creative and innovative solutions that enable work to be carried out more easily, efficiently and/or productively, while not compromising the quality of outcomes.
  • Providing quality service – recognised by client groups for consistently providing outstanding service that has enhanced the profession of research management.
  • Innovation in research management – through the development of new ideas and the creation of novel solutions.

This year, applicants are encouraged to describe how their contributions have enabled the continuity of research support during the current pandemic.

CSIRO Award for Excellence Guidelines

CSIRO Award for Excellence Nomination Form

NOMINATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

ARMS/NCURA Fellowships - Program temporarily postponed until further notice.

The ARMS-NCURA Fellowship Program is a joint initiative between the two organisations and is intended to reduce barriers to global research administration and create an administrative environment conducive to global research collaboration. There is an ever-increasing amount of global research collaboration and ARMS and NCURA hope this Program will create a pool of individuals who are able to build the research enterprise on the international front. For example, this may be in the area of interpreting a multitude of various sponsor requirements and assist their institution with international administrative compliance – from application submission through financial reporting and closeout. Or it may involve gaining knowledge on how to strategically identify and build international collaboration teams.

 

ARMS Chapter Travel Awards

Postponed until 2021

Each ARMS Chapter Committee has been allocated AUD $2,000 for its annual Chapter Travel Awards. Chapter Travel Awards provide support to eligible ARMS members to defray some of the costs (flights, accommodation or conference registration) to attend the Adelaide conference.

At least two awards per Chapter (a minimum of 18 awards in total) will be available this round. Each Chapter Committee will award a minimum of two (2) Travel Awards to eligible ARMS members at AUD $1,000 each or smaller awards, for example 4 x $500 awards at its discretion.  
 

Applicants are advised to review the eligibility criteria and application conditions carefully for each Travel Award before submitting an application.