The Research Society announces Research Awards 2020

18th May 20

Exciting opportunities to apply for new research awards have been announced today by Australia’s peak body for research, insights and analytics, The Research Society.

The new suite of awards, now called the Research Awards, include Research Effectiveness; Young Researcher of the Year and Research Organisation of the Year awards.

The Research Society chief executive Elissa Molloy said the Research Awards celebrate and reward research, researchers and research companies dedicated to improving business outcomes through high quality work and research, best practice and high standards of service and innovative thinking.

“These Awards offer the platform for researchers to showcase the innovative, exciting and highly influential work that we do that has a measurable impact on business and social policy planning for our clients, whether commercial or government,” Ms Molloy said.

In 2020, researchers can apply for:

  • Research Effectiveness Award - Consumer Insight – demonstrating how research has led to an improved or new understanding of the consumer in a particular market;
  • Research Effectiveness Award - Public Policy/Social Impact - recognising the impact of research on decision-making within, and understanding of the issues relating to, the public policy or social arena;
  • Research Effectiveness Award - Technology and Innovation Effectiveness - celebrating new thinking in research methodologies;
  • Young Researcher of the Year - recognising talented and passionate researchers in the industry under 35 who are in the first five years of their career;
  • Research Organisation of the Year – recognising organisations that put quality research and people at the heart of their work.

The awards are now open to researchers and research agencies and organisations that have Research Society members. More information and applications are available at:


About The Research Society:
  • The Research Society is the leading research association in Australia.
  • It supports the careers of research professionals with specialist training and professional qualification (QPR), professional membership, mentoring, networking opportunities and research awards.
  • The Research Society partners with research agencies and end-client organisations that commission research, in commercial and government sectors, and provides additional organisational discounts and benefits to them as well as included individual membership for their employees.
  • The Research Society is underpinned by a strong ethical Code of Professional Behaviour for its individual members and company and client partners that aligns with the Australian Privacy Principles.
  • It supports company partners to certify to globally recognised ISO standards and it has exclusive rights in Australia to the Fair Data program that ensures companies collect, store and use the general public’s personal data and information in line with Australian Privacy and EU GDPR requirements.
  • The Research Society is a founding member of the Global Research Business Network (GRBN) that links 45 research associations globally.


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