Applications Now Open: 2012 Merck Translational Research Excellence Award

Merck Australia and Life Sciences Queensland Limited (LSQ) have launched the 2012 Translational Research Excellence Award in order to support the state's burgeoning biotechnology industry and to gain increased health and economic benefits for Members.

This award aims to expand global connections for Queensland science and facilitate more global collaborations for local biotechnology companies.

The award will help to open new doors for Queensland-based life scientists to help lift the state’s success in the global market place.

The 2012 Translational Research Excellence Award will celebrate a project in human health or animal health (therapeutic, diagnostic or device) in Queensland and will raise the profile of the Queensland life science industry and research sector to the media, domestic and international business people, investors and the community.


The aim of the award is to provide financial and other assistance to help the winner succeed with their international business development plans. As part of the process, the winner will need to demonstrate how the award will assist towards their opportunity for overseas success.



The winner will receive a prize of AU$2,000 reimbursement towards travel and associated costs to join the LSQ delegation to BIO2013 - to be held in Chicago, USA 22-25 April 2013.


Application form available.