INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership 2018

Guidelines for Participating INORMS members.


INORMS brings together research management societies and associations internationally. Its purpose is to enable interactions, share good practice, and coordinate activities between the member societies, to the benefit of their individual membership. Participating INORMS Members are listed in Appendix A.

2018 Inaugural Awards for Excellence

The inaugural INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership have been established to recognise outstanding examples of research management leaders who have made substantial contributions to the research management profession internationally. Award recipients will be announced at a gala dinner at the 2018 INORMS Congress in Edinburgh, 4-7 June.

Eligibility Criteria

Each participating INORMS member is invited to select one (1) awardee from their association who meets the following criteria:

• Be a current financial member of a participating INORMS association (refer to list in Appendix A);

• Provide evidence of how their contributions are congruent with the objectives of INORMS

• Provide evidence of their outstanding contributions to the research management profession; and

• Provide evidence of how they will continue to provide visionary leadership in research management internationally.


Current members of the INORMS Council and Working Group are ineligible for consideration during their term of office. Nominations cannot occur until the candidate has stepped down officially from the INORMS Council or Working Group.

Each participating INORMS member shall be responsible for identifying the most appropriate awardee from their association for the inaugural Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership. This includes managing the call to their respective membership and establishing fair and equitable procedures to ensure that the assessment criteria are fulfilled.