Recognising the best use of research

Nominations for the Excellence in Utilisation of Research Award are open

Now is the time to acknowledge agencies making outstanding use of Bushfire CRC research. Applications are now being sought for the new Bushfire CRC Research Utilisation Award – is your agency worthy of recognition?

The annual AFAC/Bushfire CRC national conference is the premier conference in Australasia for the fire and emergency services sector.  Since 1997 the conference has provided a forum for the presentation of the industry achiever of the year award (the Laurie Lavelle award), and for the last few years the Bushfire CRC has presented awards to researchers ‘In recognition of contribution to the Bushfire CRC’.

It is now timely to acknowledge those demonstrating effective uptake of Bushfire CRC research into their business.  AFAC presents an innovation award to individuals - this award is for agencies, and is specifically focused on Bushfire CRC research utilisation.

The first award will be presented at the AFAC/Bushfire CRC 2012 conference in Perth in August, then subsequently at the 2103 and 2014 conferences.

The applications will be assessed in confidence by the Research Utilisation Manager, tabled at a meeting of the Research Utilisation Committee with advice provided to the CEO.  An agency’s achievements will be assessed against a range of selection criteria.

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Applications (signed by the nominating person and the agencies CEO/Head) should be submitted to  by Friday 15 June 2012.


Release date

Thu, 03/05/2012