Award recipients

The University of Melbourne Awards were conceived in the University’s 160th year to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to the identity and standing of the University.

Those selected for the University of Melbourne Award are former staff members who, since the University’s foundation in 1853, have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to the identity and standing of the University that has stood the test of time through their:

  • Institutional leadership which has helped contribute to the advancement of the University as a public education institution; or
  • Contribution to the intellectual and public life of the broader community with which the University engages, thereby enhancing the public standing of the University; or
  • Research or scholarship which has helped contribute to the academic standing of the University.

Award recipients are acknowledged with bronze plaques interspersed in the paving on Professors Walk on the Parkville campus.

Previous recipients of the award may be found on the University’s Our History webpage.

Nomination and selection process

There will be no awards for 2018. For information only for nominations for future rounds, the award guidelines and nomination form and process are provided below.

Nominations must be submitted on the nomination form, meet the eligibility and address the selection criteria, and include a:

  • Short biography of no more than one page; and
  • Statement of no more than two pages, outlining why the nominee should be recognised through the University of Melbourne Awards.

DownloadUniversity of Melbourne Awards Guidelines 2017 (PDF 999.0 KB)

DownloadUniversity of Melbourne Awards Nomination Form 2017 (PDF 999.0 KB)

The Provost-convened University of Melbourne Awards Selection Committee considers nominations for the award and makes recommendations for final approval by the Vice-Chancellor.


Deborah Thomas

Chancellery (Academic & International)
Phone: +61 3 8344 6461

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