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Competition rules

All entries to the Research Awards will be subject to the following rules:

  1. The competition is open to all University staff and enrolled higher degree research students, as well as recent spin-off companies.
  2. Only research at Macquarie University is eligible and only those innovations that have not previously won a Macquarie University Research Award or Innovation Award (in the same category) will be eligible.
  3. Teams will be considered for awards provided the main applicant is a member of staff or a higher degree research student at Macquarie University.
  4. Only research that has been developed since 1 May 2011 will be considered.
  5. The judging panels do not guarantee confidentiality; applicants must not disclose confidential or commercially valuable information.
  6. The decision of the judging panels is final. Judging panels reserve the right to defer awards if there are no suitable recipients.
  7. The applicant, institution representatives and Head of Division must be listed on the application and notified prior to submission.
  8. Entrants may submit as many research projects as they wish for consideration. Each project may only be entered into one category.
  9. Shortlisted applicants will be required to describe their research in a short video produced under the guidance of the Office of the DVCR.
  10. The Research Awards are promoted externally and entrants should be aware that their nomination might lead to wider media interest.
  11. Winners may be requested to submit a short article about their research for internal publication.
  12. All entrants should be aware that they may be contacted by the Marketing Unit regarding media interest and promotion of their projects.

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Entries close 1st May 2014