- Applicants must be involved in stem cell research.
- Applications are open to post-doctoral researchers who have completed their PhD or MD (research-based) within the past 5-10 years (from March 2006 to March 2011). Allowances will be made for career breaks.
- Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
- Applicants must be associated with an Australian-based research institution, and must be intending to continue their research predominantly in Australia for the next 12 months.
- Applications will be considered only if they are complete and submitted before 11:59pm AEDT, Wednesday 30 March 2016.
Exceptions to these eligibility criteria may be considered by the prize jury. Applicants should explain their circumstances in the ‘personal statement’ section of the application form.
The jury is looking for up-and-coming leaders in stem cell research: researchers who have already had several high impact publications and other recognition of their research including grants, prizes and invitations to speak at conferences.
If you don’t yet have an established publication record, you may wish to defer applying for the Metcalf Prize for a year or two while you further establish your career.
The Metcalf Prize jury will review all applications and select two Metcalf Prize winners – one man and one woman – based on:
- Intellectual merit, including academic record and publication record
- Leadership potential, including: ability to plan and conduct research; ability to work as a team member or independently; ability to interpret and communicate research findings
- Potential to have a continuing impact in stem cell research in Australia
- Professional esteem.
The jury’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.