Who is eligible to nominate or be nominated?

All IMB staff and students are eligible to be nominated for the IMB Impact Awards. This includes:

  • honours and higher degree by research students
  • research and academic staff
  • professional services staff, including those working for Institute Professional Services Teams.

An individual or team may self-nominate or be nominated by a staff member or student (nominator) for an IMB Impact Award. 

Eligibility criteria

  • An award may be granted to an individual or a team
  • A recipient of an IMB Impact Award is only eligible for re-nomination in subsequent years on the basis of new efforts or achievement
  • An award recipient who is no longer employed or enrolled at IMB at the time of the announcement of the awards will be issued a Certificate of Recognition, but they will not be entitled to an award prize.

Information for nominees

Announcement of award winners

Winners will be announced and presented with their awards by Professor Brandon Wainwright at the annual IMB Director’s end-of-year address. This whole-of-institute celebration will allow winners and nominees to be recognised by their colleagues for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the institute.

All nominees are expected to attend the IMB Impact Awards ceremony at the QBP auditorium on Friday 15 December 2017.

If you cannot make it, please notify the IMB Events team as soon as possible.


The winner in each category will receive a Certificate of Recognition, a plaque and a $250 prepaid Visa card, if the winner is an individual. If the winning entry is a team, each member will receive a Certificate of Recognition and share in a $500 prize to be split evenly and distributed as prepaid Visa cards.

In addition, the judges will also choose the IMB Impact Award for 2017, given to the most outstanding award winner. The IMB Impact Award for 2017 winner will receive up to $2000 of professional development, to be agreed upon mutually between the IMB Executive and award winner.