ARMS supports the professional development of its members by: 

  • Travel Awards, Travel Scholarships that provide financial support
  • Awards for Excellence in Research Management Practice
  • Scholarships to participate in the biennual INORMS conference
  • Janet Dibb-Leigh Award (JDL) for distinguished service in research management
  • Fellows of ARMS (new)


ARMS congratulates all current and past award recipients. 

Click here for past awards. 

Click here for a full list of current and past award recipients. Additions from the past to this list are welcome.


INORMS Awards for Excellence 2018

Applications now closed.

INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership 2018 (NEW)

Guidelines for applicants – Applications close 23 February 2018 

The inaugural INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership have been established to recognise outstanding examples of research management leaders who have made substantial contributions to the research management profession internationally. These awards are will be offered biennially at the INORMS Congress.

Each participating INORMS sister association (refer to Appendix A of the guidelines) will be given an opportunity to identify one (1) exceptional research management leader to be honoured at the 2018 INORMS Congress.  As there are currently 17 sister associations that form the INORMS network, the INORMS Council recommended at its October 2017 Council meeting that there will not be a formal award ceremony per se for each awardee.  Instead all awardees will be profiled (photo, brief details) on a wide screen at the INORMS Congress gala dinner on the 6th of June 2018.  

Each association will celebrate the achievements of its recipient in its own unique way.  

That said, the ARMS Board has agreed that the successful candidate from ARMS will be offered the honorary title of Fellow of ARMS and will receive a plaque and lapel pin in recognition of this outstanding achievement. The successful candidate will also be acknowledged formally at the ARMS2018 Conference in Hobart.  To support the candidate’s attendance to the ARMS 2018 conference, a complimentary conference registration will be offered.  


INORMS brings together research management societies and associations internationally. Its purpose is to enable interactions, share good practice, and coordinate activities between the member societies, to the benefit of their individual membership. 

How to Apply

View the guidelines  and nomination form here. 

Applications close 5 PM AEDST to