DASSH Awards for Leadership in Excellence and Innovation are made in recognition of the outstanding work of staff in Australasian HASS faculties each year. The Awards celebrate the efforts of those involved and promote their achievements across the region, with the aim of inspiring new initiatives and sharing best practice approaches in our member faculties.

Awards will be granted for discrete initiatives or achievements led by the nominee in the year prior to their nomination, rather than career excellence. The initiative should highlight the value and necessity of excellent leadership within university divisions.

The Awards are offered across six categories:

  • Engagement and Public Communication
  • Indigenous
  • International
  • Education Innovation and Employability
  • Professional Development
  • Research Partnership and Social Impact

One Award will be offered in each category each year to the nominee who best addresses the selection criteria of their nominated category.

The six winners will be announced during the DASSH Annual Conference and will receive a certificate, a citation and publicity for their achievements.


Nominations are now invited from staff in all DASSH member-colleges/faculties/divisions. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Nominations must be submitted via email to office@dassh.edu.au before 5PM Thursday 23 July 2021.

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