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Awards criteria

Awards for the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ)

The Society awards Fellowships, Biennial Medals, Early Career Research Excellence Prizes, and Student Prizes for Excellent Paper and Presentation.

Fellowships are awarded in even-numbered years between the Biennial Congresses.

Biennial Medals, Early Career Research Excellence and Student Awards are awarded in odd-numbered years to coincide with the Biennial Congress.

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Fellowships

  1. In every even-numbered year, the Society may confer a limited number of Fellowships for 'unselfish dedication to promoting the aims of the Society, and for significant contributions to modelling and simulation'.
  2. Fellows are entitled to use the postnominal 'FMSSANZ'.
  3. Any member of the Society may be nominated for Fellowship. The proposer and seconder must be members of the Society. Self-nomination is not permitted.
  4. Written nominations should be sent directly to awards@mssanz.org.au. Opening and closing dates are as set by the Awards Committee, but must be at least three months before the Annual General Meeting in every even-numbered year. Nominations must be accompanied by a written statement and a curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  5. Nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee who make recommendations to the Management Committee for ratification. Fellows are announced at the AGM in the even-numbered year and awarded at the next MODSIM conference.

Biennial Medals

  1. In every odd-numbered year, to coincide with the Biennial Congress, the Society may confer a limited number of Biennial Medals for 'exceptional research contributions to modelling and simulation, and for promoting the aims of the Society'.
  2. Biennial Medallists automatically become Fellows of the Society, and are entitled to use the postnominal 'FMSSANZ'.
  3. Any member of the Society may be nominated for a Biennial Medal. The proposer and seconder must be members of the Society. Self-nomination is not permitted.
  4. Written nominations should be sent directly to the President of the Society at least three months before the Biennial Congress, and should be accompanied by a written statement and a curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  5. Nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee who will make recommendations to the Management Committee for ratification.

Early Career Research Excellence Prizes

  1. In every odd-numbered year, to coincide with the Biennial Congress, the Society may confer a limited number of Early Career Research Excellence Prizes for 'early career research excellence in modelling and simulation'.
  2. An early career researcher should have graduated with a PhD degree or equivalent within seven years of being nominated for the award.
  3. Any eligible member of the Society may be nominated for an Early Career Research Excellence Prize. The proposer and seconder must be members of the Society. Self-nomination is not permitted.
  4. Written nominations should be sent directly to the President of the Society at least three months before the Biennial Congress, and should be accompanied by a written statement and a curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  5. Nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee who will make recommendations to the Management Committee for ratification.

Student Awards for Excellent Paper and Presentation

  1. In every odd-numbered year, to coincide with the Biennial Congress, the Society may confer multiple Student Awards for Excellent Paper and Presentation.
  2. The Convenor of the Biennial Congress and the President will appoint a Student Awards Committee for the Congress.
  3. Nomination and selection procedure for Student Awards are determined by the Student Awards Committee, in consultation with the Management Committee.