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2019 GSK Award for Research Excellence open for nominations

Nominations for the 2019 GSK Award for Research Excellence are now open and close at midnight on 9 June 2019.

The Award, which comes with an $80,000 grant, is one of the most prestigious awards available to the Australian medical research community. It has been awarded since 1980 to recognise outstanding achievements in medical research and facilitates career development with potential importance to human health.    

Among the previous recipients of the Award are Australia’s most noted scientific researchers, including Professor Tony Basten (1980), Professor Nicos Nicola (1993) and Professor Peter Koopman (2007). Last year, the Award was won by Professor Georgina Long and Professor Richard Scolyer in recognition of their outstanding contribution to melanoma diagnosis, treatment and patient care globally.

The Award targets high calibre, mid-career clinicians and researchers undertaking health or medical research predominately in Australia.

Who will be next?

More information about the Award and the nomination form can be found on our website. Enquiries can be sent by email to