Details of the awards are presented below.

To encourage excellence in mathematics teaching in higher education, the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) has established the annual Award for Teaching Excellence and the annual Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career).

The AustMS Award for Teaching Excellence and Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) aim to recognise and reward outstanding contribution to teaching and student learning in the mathematical sciences at the tertiary level. Up to one Teaching Excellence Award and up to one Teaching Excellence Award (Early Career) will be presented at the Annual Meeting. The awardees will each receive a prize of $1000. They will also be invited to give a presentation on their work at the Annual Meeting and write a short classroom note for the Gazette.

Applicants self-nominate for these Awards. Applications will need to address one of the four focus areas:

  1. approaches to teaching and the support of learning of mathematics that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn;
  2. including current mathematics education research;
  3. evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning of mathematics;
  4. innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching of mathematics and/or the student experience.

Detailed guidelines, including selection criteria and eligibility requirements, as well as contact details for further questions are available on the AustMS website at

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