2020 NSW Premier's Research Awards

Celebrating the best and brightest in NSW cancer research and innovation. Presented online 23 - 27 November 2020.

2020 NSW Premier's Research Awards

The Cancer Institute NSW is proud to present the NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research for 2020. These awards honour the achievements of the individuals and teams that work across the cancer research sector to lessen the impact of cancer.

 

 

This year, in response to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Premier’s Awards will be hosted online. One award will be announced every day on social media from 23–27 November.

Across our digital channels, we will be dedicating the entire week to cancer research in NSW to share the incredible work of our award winners and celebrate the best and brightest in our state.

Stay tuned for all the action and don’t miss an announcement by following us on our social channels. 
 

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More information

The awards will be presented on Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of November. Follow us on TwitterFacebook or LinkedIn as your RSVP and keep up to date on all the action during the week.

One award will be announced every day across the week. Tune in on our social channels each day to find out the winners:

  • Monday, 23 Nov - Wildfire Highly Cited Publication winner announcement
  • Tuesday, 24 Nov - Outstanding Cancer Clinical Trials Unit winner announcement
  • Wednesday, 25 Nov - Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow – Early Career Fellow winner announcement
  • Thursday, 26 Nov - Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow – Career Development Fellow winner announcement
  • Friday, 27 Nov - Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year winner announcement

The following four awards will be presented to those outstanding researchers working to lessen the impact of cancer in NSW:

Awards by nomination

Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year

The Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year Award recognises an individual researcher who has made an active, outstanding, sustained contribution to any field of cancer research in NSW; has a record of substantive and noteworthy publications; and has supported, developed and mentored cancer researchers.

The successful award recipient will receive a prize of $50,000 to assist their research endeavours, and a commemorative award.


This is an individual award. Nominations may be made by an individual who is or has been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research or cancer medicine in NSW. Nominees cannot nominate themselves for this award.
 

Wildfire Highly Cited Publication

The Wildfire Highly Cited Publication Award recognises a NSW researcher, or team of researchers, who has made a significant difference to cancer care or research practice. This award will be presented to an individual, or research team, for a highly cited publication.

The recipient's contributions will have had a lasting impact on the cancer field and can demonstrate sustained progress against cancer.

The successful award recipient(s) will receive a prize of $10,000 to assist their research endeavours, and a commemorative award.


This is an individual award or team award. Nominations may be made by an individual, or research team who is or has been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research or cancer medicine in NSW. Nominees can nominate themselves or their team for this award. 
 

Awards by selection

Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow

The Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow Award will be presented to an early career researcher who has demonstrated exceptional research progress over the previous calendar year.

The Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow is assessed by a review of the annual progress reports and final reports as submitted in 2020.

The shortlisted Fellows will be assessed by an independent, external Review Committee of the Cancer Institute NSW.

The successful award recipient will receive a prize of $10,000 towards their research endeavours, and a commemorative award.
 

Outstanding Cancer Clinical Trials Unit

Making NSW a destination of choice for cancer clinical trials is one of the strategies of the NSW Cancer Plan.

The Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Trials Program supports Clinical Trial Units by funding Local Health Districts, Speciality Health Networks and Private Institutions for enrolments to investigator initiated cancer clinical trials and works collaboratively to develop a strategic approach for the selection and implementation of cancer clinical trials relevant to their population.

The best performing Cancer Clinical Trial Unit is selected for this award through the data held in the Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Trials Portal for the period of 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

The successful Clinical Trial Unit will receive a prize of $10,000 towards the activities of the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, and a commemorative award.