The Erica Bell Foundation

Rewarding Excellence in Tasmanian Literature and Medical Research

Erica Bell Foundation Medical Research Award eligibility criteria

How to enter:

Entries must be lodged between 1 October 2014 – 31 October 2014.


  • Must be a resident of Tasmania (for more than 12 months)
  • Must be affiliated with the Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania
  • Must be a first-time, first author or sole author of a research paper1 published or accepted for publication in an ERA listed journal2
  • May have published research as a co-author in ERA listed journals or other formats.

The manuscript:

  • Must be a research paper that was published or accepted for publication from 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2014 in a journal listed in the ERA 2012 journal list
  • Must be written in English
  • Must be accompanied by the comments of the reviewers and editors of the respective journal.


Entries must be lodged by 5pm AEST on Friday, 31 October 2014. Late applications will not be considered.

The winner of the Erica Bell Foundation Medical Research Award as well as the first and second runner up will be notified in the first week of December 2014.

The winner of the award as well as the first and second runner up are required to attend the awards ceremony on Friday, 5 December 2014.

The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Each entrant is required to agree to the conditions of entry.

Breach of any conditions will render an entry invalid.

Submission process:

You will need to submit your manuscript, comments of the reviewers and editors as well as the completed entry form in DOC, RTF or PDF format, to


1 Research is defined as the creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings. This could include synthesis and analysis of previous research to the extent that it leads to new and creative outcomes.

The types of journal articles that meet the criteria include:

• Research notes
• Critical scholarly texts which appear in article form
• Articles reviewing multiple works or an entire field of research
• Invited papers in journals
• Articles in journals which are targeted to both scholars and professionals
• Articles in a stand-alone series.

The types of journal articles that do not meet the criteria include:

• Letters to the editor
• Case studies
• Articles designed to inform practitioners on existing knowledge in a professional field
• Articles in newspapers and popular magazines
• Editorials
• Book reviews
• Brief commentaries and communications of original research
• Reviews of art exhibitions, concerts and theatre productions.

2 The ARC’s ERA 2012 journal list can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet below:
ARC ERA Journal List 2012.