The MS community is brimming with extraordinary people whose remarkable contributions inspire us all. To celebrate and recognise more of these outstanding individuals, MS Australia has renewed its annual award program in 2024.

The MS community is brimming with extraordinary people whose remarkable contributions inspire us all. To celebrate and recognise more of these outstanding individuals, MS Australia has renewed its annual award program in 2024.

Under the banner of the ‘MS Australia Awards’, we will continue to honour the enduring legacy of the late John Studdy through the prestigious John Studdy Award.

Additionally, we are introducing two new awards open to public nomination, the MS Researcher of the Year and the MS Advocate of the Year, to spotlight the exceptional efforts of those making a significant impact in supporting the MS community in these vital areas.

Recipients are selected by the MS Australia Awards selection committee and will be celebrated at an awards ceremony.

John Studdy Award

MS Australia’s annual John Studdy Award recognises outstanding, consistent, and selfless meritorious service of 10 or more years, by someone making or who has made a tangible difference to the benefit of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and/or their families or carers.

Nominees for this award are put forward by the MS state and territory Member Organisations.

MS Researcher of the Year

The MS Researcher of the Year Award recognises exceptional contributions to MS research. This award celebrates researchers who have made significant advancements in our understanding of MS and/or in the development of better treatments, preventions, or cures for MS.

Nominations for this award are open to the public.

MS Advocate of the Year

The MS Advocate of the Year Award honours people within the MS community who have passionately advocated for raising awareness about MS or championed the cause of those living with MS. This includes people living with MS, carers, clinicians, MS Nurses, and others who have made a notable impact through their advocacy efforts.

Nominations for this award are open to the public.

MS Australia Awards Nomination Form

Thank you for participating in the MS Australia Awards! Please complete the form below to nominate an outstanding individual for the MS Researcher of the Year or MS Advocate of the Year award.

Closing date for nominations: 1 September 2024 11:59PM

Award Category

Nominee Information (The person you are recommending for the Award)

*Self-nominations are not permitted
if applicable

Nominator Information (Your details)

Please provide a brief description of why you are nominating this individual. Highlight their contributions, achievements, and impact in the MS community. (Max 500 words)
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    If you have any supporting documents (e.g., CV, publications, testimonials), please upload them here.

    MS Australia Awards Nomination Terms and Conditions

    Eligibility

    1.1 Nominations for the MS Researcher of the Year and MS Advocate of the Year awards are open to individuals who have made significant contributions to the MS community in Australia.

    1.2 Self-nominations are not permitted.

    1.3 Nominators must provide accurate and complete information about themselves and the nominee.

    1.4 Employees of Multiple Sclerosis Australia and its members are not eligible to receive The John Studdy award.

    Nomination Process

    2.1 Nominations must be submitted through the official MS Australia Awards Nomination Form.

    2.2 All required fields on the nomination form must be completed for the nomination to be considered.

    2.3 Supporting documents are optional but encouraged to provide a comprehensive overview of the nominee’s contributions.

    2.4 Nominations must be received by the deadline specified on the MS Australia website. Late submissions will not be considered.

    Selection Process

    3.1 All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by MS Australia.

    3.2 The selection committee will evaluate nominations based on the nominee’s contributions, achievements, and impact on the MS community.

    3.3 The decision of the selection committee is final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection process or outcomes.

    Awards

    4.1 The MS Researcher of the Year and MS Advocate of the Year awards will be presented at a ceremony organised by MS Australia.

    4.2 Award recipients will be notified in advance and may be invited to participate in promotional activities related to the awards.

    Privacy and Confidentiality

    5.1 Personal information provided in the nomination form will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating the nominations and administering the awards.

    5.2 MS Australia is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of nominators and nominees. Personal information will not be shared with third parties without consent, except as required by law.

    General

    6.1 By submitting a nomination, nominators agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

    6.2 MS Australia reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Any changes will be posted on the MS Australia website.

    If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at awards@msaustralia.org.au.

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