CSL Florey Next Generation Award – 2022 Nominations Open 4th May – Close 1st July

The CSL Florey Next Generation Award is a new award conferred to a current PhD candidate who has demonstrated outstanding capability, creativity and potential in the biomedical sciences and/or health and medical research. This award was developed from the CSL Young Florey Medal.

It has been developed to encourage and support promising health and medical researchers early in their careers, and to complement the Florey Medal which is awarded biennially to an Australian biomedical researcher for significant achievements in biomedical science or human health advancement, and is supported by CSL Limited.

The CSL Florey Next Generation Award includes a $20,000 prize, and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 each, thanks to the generosity of CSL Limited.

The 2020 Award was presented to Nicholas Sinclair, a biomedical engineer working in neuroprosthetics and neurostimulation therapies at the Bionics Institute. His award was made  at the virtual AAMRI 2020 Convention, 9th December 2020.

Three runner-up prizes of $2,500 were also awarded to three finalists, selected from 48 applications.

    • Priscila Oliveira de Lima, University of Queensland,
    • Victoria Kerrigan, Menzies School of Health Research and
    • Xikun Han, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Details of their research can be found here.

2022 Award Nominations  

Nominations for the 2022 Award opened on 4th May and close on 1st July( Sydney time)

Nominations – there is a maximum of two per research organisation, one of which must be from a female researcher.

Citizenship – the awards are open to anyone undertaking a PhD at an Australian institution and there is no restriction on citizenship.

At the time of the application closing date the applicant must not yet have either had conferral of their PhD or have graduated. (NB this point of clarification was added on 17/5/22)

Use of the funds – the funds go to the individual and there is no restriction on how they can be used by them.

Related Conditions *

You must be available to attend the presentation ceremony held as part of the AAMRI Annual Convention Dinner scheduled for the evening of Wednesday 23rd November 2022 at Parliament House, Canberra.

You must be willing to participate in associated media activities in the week prior to, and the week after, the award is made.

 * added 25th May 2022 -this is a continuing condition that was omitted from a website update

Nomination requirements

A nomination should include:

1.      A completed nomination form, including:

  • Nominee’s details
  • Nominator’s details
  • A description of the nominee’s achievement(s) and the potential significance of their work that could be understood by the general public (maximum 400 words)

2.      The Nominee’s curriculum vitae

  • A CV of up to three (3) pages with reference to no more than five (5) publications by the nominee. This may be in Word or PDF format and should be submitted as an attachment. (Please note: additional pages will not be considered by the Selection Committee)

3.      Youtube link

  • Nominees must submit a 90 second video of themselves talking about the potential significance of their research. This video should be uploaded to YouTube as a private video.

Nomination form can be found here.

Note – Form has been updated on 14th May to include details of gender /pronouns etc. Applications already submitted do not need to be amended

Please submit your completed nominations to floreymedal@aips.net.au

Previous recipients of the CSL Florey Next Generation Award

2020 CSL Florey Next Generation Award – Nicholas Sinclair

Australian PhD candidate is developing next generation deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices to treat Parkinson’s disease. Nicholas Sinclair, a biomedical engineer working in neuroprosthetics and neurostimulation therapies, has been awarded the 2020 CSL Florey Next Generation Award for top PhD candidate in health and biomedical sciences. Parkinson’s disease is one... ...Read More


2018 – Inaugural Recipient – Dr Hamish Graham

Oxygen halves child pneumonia deaths A Melbourne student researcher and doctor has helped Nigerian hospitals halve the number of children dying from pneumonia—just by improving training and access to oxygen. Dr Hamish Graham has been awarded with the inaugural $20,000 CSL Florey Next Generation Award for top PhD candidate in... ...Read More