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 6 December 2019.

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


The individual winner in each category will receive a $250 prepaid VISA card. The team winner will receive a shared $500 prepaid VISA card.