Closing date for nominations: 5:00 pm AEST, 30 April 2016
Announcement of award: 20th May 2016
The NMI Prize is an annual award that acknowledges and celebrates outstanding achievement in measurement research and/or excellence in practical measurements by a young individual working in academia, research or industry in Australia.
This prize is reserved specifically for nominations by young Australians, as a means of promoting measurement science and fostering it's application and techniques in innovative fields.
Measurement is both a technique and a process that underpins much of life as we know it but is often taken for granted. As an enabling technology, measurement provides the foundation for progress and advancement of human society.
With the increasing advance of science and technology, Lord Kelvin’s words are even more pertinent today than when they were first espoused: ‘When you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind: it may be the beginning of knowledge but you have scarcely in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science.’
However, the relevance of measurement is broader than direct applications in science and technology; it underpins decisions in economics and politics and often is the foundation for innovation in many other areas.
NMI believes that it is only by recognising and celebrating achievements in measurement that this important infra-technology will be adequately acknowledged.
Eligible applicants are individuals up to 35 years of age who have made a highly significant contribution to the science of measurement either as an individual or as a member of a group.
Excellence in measurement may include but is not limited to:
A completed Nomination Form together with supporting documentation must be submitted by 5.00 p.m. AEST of the closing date for entries. The preferred mode of submission is via email. Please ensure that the information provided in the Nomination Form is accurate, up-to-date and complete as no changes will be entertained once the form has been submitted.
Supporting documentation shall consist of:
If further clarification of the above information is needed, please email the communications team.
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