GSK Award for Research Excellence

Nominations for the 2019 Award are closing soon!

Make sure you get yours in by midnight on Sunday 9 June 2019. The winner will be announced at the Research Australia Health & Medical Research Awards event, 14 November 2019 in Melbourne.

The GSK Award for Research Excellence (ARE) 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 and Australian research.

The Award, which comes with an $80,000 grant, was first presented as the Wellcome Australia Medal and then as the Glaxo-Wellcome Medal before receiving its current name.

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.