Social Work Researcher of the Year Award

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Nomination Form

This award will recognise social work research papers published for the first time in the Australian Social Work journal or another recognised peer-reviewed journal during the period 01 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Who can be nominated?

Academics and researchers in social work.

Nominees must be a current financial member of the AASW and be of good standing with the AASW.

Who can nominate a nominee?

Self-nomination and Third-Party nominations will be considered. In the case of Third-Party nominations, we recommend engaging the nominee directly in the process.

Terms and Conditions

Nominations will be made through a “call for nominations” announced by the AASW in August 2023.

The complete paper must be submitted to the AASW Award Committee for consideration. Papers must not exceed 6,000 words.

Nominations must be submitted through the AASW’s designated submission process. The Award Committee will consider all nominations based on the criteria below.

The Award Committee reserves the right to decline nominations that either:

  • Do not meet one of the three criteria or
  • Exceed the specified word limit or
  • Are not received by the submission deadline.

The AASW will keep confidential their discussions and deliberations on nominees and will not provide feedback regarding their decisions.  Award winners will be announced at the 2023 AASW Online Health Symposium on 16 November 2023.

The submission of the paper will contribute 100% of the overall score for consideration of this Award.

Nomination Form

Please complete the Nomination Form and submit using our online submission process by no later than 5:00pm AEDT Friday 29 September 2023.

Self Nomination:

Third Party Nomination:

If you have any questions regarding the nomination, please contact us via email at

To support the criteria responses and provide supporting evidence, you may upload a maximum of ten single-page files.  Acceptable formats are Word, PDF and JPEG and the maximum size for each file is 1 Mb.


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Nomination closing date

Nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm AEDT on Friday 29 September 2023

Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.