Researchers who are unequivocally recognised by their peers as leading international scholars in their field for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs.
Researchers who enjoy considerable international recognition by their peers for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs.
Established researchers with a sustained recent record of productivity in the field who are recognised by their peers as having:
- Produced a body of quality work, the core of which has coherence and attests to ongoing engagement with the field
- Demonstrated the ability to conceptualise problems and apply research methods to investigating them
Young researchers (40 years or younger), who have held the doctorate or equivalent qualification for less than five years at the time of application, and who are recognised as having the potential to establish themselves as researchers within a five year period after evaluation, based on their performance and productivity of quality research outputs during their doctoral studies and/or early post-doctoral careers.
Young researchers (normally younger than 35 years of age), who have held the doctorate or equivalent qualification for less than five years at the time of application and who, on the basis of exceptional potential demonstrated in their published doctoral work and/or their research outputs in their early post-doctoral careers are considered likely to become future international leaders in their field.