Applications now open for 2014 award

Recognising Educator Excellence

Pearson Australia is pleased to announce that the 2014 Pearson RACI Chemistry Educator of the Year Award is now open. The aim of the award is to encourage and recognise developing chemistry teachers at a university level.

Nominations will be accepted from tutors, lecturers and senior lecturers (academic levels A, B and C) whose primary activity is teaching in undergraduate or postgraduate Chemistry courses at an Australian university. Pearson RACI Chemistry Educator of the Year Award is judged by the RACI.

The Award consists of $3,500 and a plaque which will be presented at the RACI AGM and Assembly late in 2014. The prize money must be used to further develop the winner's contribution to chemistry teaching e.g.:
  • Payment toward an overseas trip to attend a relevant chemistry conference
  • Funding the development of a teaching program or software;
  • Funding the development of innovative teaching pilots;
  • Funding the development of a “new” teaching project.

The winner will be required to submit an article for publication in the RACI journal “Chemistry in Australia” on his/her contribution to chemistry teaching.

Recipient requirements

Membership type: MRACI and above
Membership duration: 3 Years
Demographic requirements: Currently employed within an Australian University

Application procedure

Individual application: Yes
Nomination: Not necessary
Motivation for award required: A Statement of your overall approach to teaching and learning & information and examples from your practice which Illustrate and support your approach.
CV required: Yes
Summary of Research papers: No
Research paper synopsis required: No
Referee report required: 2 written reports
Referee contact details required: Yes
Closing date: 30th June 2014
Submission: Emailed in a single PDF document to for the attention of Robyn Taylor. Receipt will be acknowledged by return email.

The decision of the judges will be subject to the approval of the RACI Board. The Board decision is final and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into.