Internationalisation Awards

The Griffith Internationalisation Awards seek to reward and recognise academic leadership in advancing the internationalisation agenda at Griffith. The Awards enable us to consider the range of internationalisation activities underway across Griffith and showcase outstanding exemplars. This may include the delivery of innovative faculty led study tours, sustainable TNE models, international partnerships and collaborations, student recruitment success, or a commitment to enhancing the student experience for international students at Griffith.

Judging criteria

Award category 1

Most outstanding contribution to overall internationalisation

Internationalisation refers to activities that add to the overall internationalisation of the University and contribute to the four key areas detailed in the University’s Internationalisation Strategy. It is expected that nominees for this award will have made a sustained contribution to at least two of the four areas, including but not limited to the successful management and delivery of offshore teaching as part of a TNE or articulation program; the development of, and ongoing involvement in, strategic partnerships and international collaborative activities; international student recruitment; the enhancement of Griffith's growing international reputation for research excellence in targeted areas, and a resulting increase in joint initiatives with key international partners; and initiatives designed to enhance international students’ experiences and/or the internationalisation of domestic students through mobility programs and curriculum innovations.

  • What innovative approaches has the nominee taken to advance Griffith's internationalisation commitment?
  • How has the nominee enhanced Griffith's internationalisation by engaging Griffith's community, students, and international partners?
  • What are the outcomes that have resulted from the nominee's internationalisation initiatives?

Please note: Past award winners are not eligible for nomination for the same award category.

Award category 2

Most outstanding contribution to the development of short term global mobility programs

In recognition of the importance of international mobility experiences to the internationalisation of students and the University more broadly, nominees for this award should demonstrate how they have increased student mobility through the development, delivery and/or management of a short term international mobility program over a sustained period of time.

Please address the following in relation to the short term mobility program:

  • Sustainability The number of years the program has been running, and future plans.
  • Impact The number of students who have participated in the program.
  • Innovation How does the program provide student mobility opportunities to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate, eg. in disciplines with traditionally low mobility, for diverse student populations etcetera.
  • Alignment Does the program align with the University's strategic objectives to: increase the number of domestic Griffith students undertaking an international experience in the Asia-Pacific; develop opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to participate in an international experience; develop Griffith graduate attribute 6: to be effective in culturally diverse and international environments; continue to enhance our engagement globally, and with the Asia-Pacific region.

Please note: Past award winners are not eligible for nomination for the same award category.

Previous Internationalisation Award winners

Nomination process

You may nominate yourself, a colleague, or a team for the Internationalisation Awards. To submit a nomination:

  • Click on the submit nomination button below to complete the awards nomination form.
  • Applications should focus on activities carried out within the preceding 12-18 month period.
  • Self nominations must be supported by a letter of endorsement from your HoS/Research Centre, and/or Dean (Academic)/Director (International). (Please email this to Lisa Connolly at
  • Nominations for previous winners of this award will not be considered. Please refer to the list of previous winners.
  • Nominations should be no longer than 500 words.

* Nominations should include a high resolution head shot image (300dpi) of the nominee (no greater than 5MB)

Nomination closing date

5.00pm Saturday 14 September, 2019

Selection process

The selection panel will be chaired by Professor Sarah Todd, Vice President (Global).

The winners will be notified by the 20 September 2019 and presented with their awards by the Vice President (Global) at the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards in October.

For any queries regarding the Internationalisation Awards nomination and selection process please contact Heidi Piper, Director Griffith International.

Vice Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards

To be held October 2019, Gold Coast campus