Vice-Chancellor's Award for Reconciliation

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Reconciliation recognises initiatives and professional activities to achieve the vision and targets set out in the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan.


Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Demonstrated commitment to building and promoting reconciliation between Indigenous Australian and non-Indigenous Australians; or
  • Demonstrated contributions to implementing strategies to increase the participation rate of Indigenous Australian students in undergraduate, graduate coursework and/or higher degree studies; or
  • Demonstrated contributions to implementing strategies to increase the number of Indigenous Australian academic or general staff at ANU.


All staff members are eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards either as an individual or as part of a team. Nominees must be employed by the University (on payroll) in the year of the award. Current students may be included as part of team nominations as appropriate.

Nomination Process

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards webpage.  Nominations should be submitted as a single PDF document to, by no later than 5pm on the advertised closing date.

Nominations should be prepared by Sponsors, that is, a supervisor or other person within the University. Sponsors should specifically address the award criteria, provide examples to support their claims, and note that additional references are not permitted, and that additional paperwork will not be considered by the Committee.

Colleges and Service Divisions may choose to set up a committee to ensure that staff who warrant consideration of an award are not overlooked.

Sponsors should note that the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards recognise excellence in achievement and contribution that exceeds the normal expectations of the work undertaken by individuals and teams. The selection committee will consider the academic or professional level and consider their access to opportunity when making their evaluation.

Awards process

Nominations open 9am on Wednesday 1 August and close 5pm Friday 31 August 2018. Award nominations should be submitted as a single PDF form to Late nominations will not be considered.

Awardees, finalists, nominators and unsuccessful nominees will be contacted in October 2018 by the University. The awards will be presented at the celebratory Vice-Chancellor’s Awards Gala Dinner in November of that year.

A single award will be presented for each category. Up to two finalists per category will also be recognised at the event.

Award recipients will receive a framed Vice-Chancellor's Award commemorative certificate and a glass sculpture designed by the ANU School of Art & Design. Finalists will receive a commemorative certificate. All award recipients will be published on the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards webpage.

In the case of team awards, the team will receive one commemorative certificate and glass sculpture, presented to the Team Lead (as specified on the nomination form) at the Gala Dinner.

Further information

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