IMB Director’s Award for Research Traineeship

The IMB Director’s Award for Research Traineeship (DART) recognises and rewards research excellence in domestic and international IMB trainees.

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for a DART, recipients must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree 
  • complete an IMB research traineeship 
  • demonstrate research excellence during their traineeship 
  • be nominated by a supervising IMB group leader.

Selection Process

The IMB Director, in consultation with the IMB Director of Postgraduate Studies and IMB Postgraduate Office, will adjudicate on all DART nominations. All awardees and nominating IMB group leaders will be notified, and will be invited to an award ceremony.

Status Levels

DART awards are offered at silver, gold and platinum levels.

SILVER DART – The awardee must complete an IMB traineeship and meet the eligibility criteria.

GOLD DART – The awardee must hold a Silver DART, complete a second IMB traineeship and meet the eligibility criteria.

PLATINUM DART – The awardee must hold a Gold DART, complete a third IMB traineeship and meet the eligibility criteria.

Benefits 

DART recipients will 

  • receive a DART certificate and name badge 
  • have their award acknowledged in IMB publications 
  • receive regular updates on IMB achievements and events 
  • receive invitations to special IMB lectures and events 
  • be encouraged to join IMB as a postgraduate researcher.