Eric Susman Prize

Nominations are open Monday 8 July to Monday 30 September 2019.

The Eric Susman Prize is a prestigious award presented by the College for best contribution to the knowledge of any branch of internal medicine (adult medicine and paediatrics).

Learn about Dr Eric Susman who the prize honours.


A Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, its Divisions, Faculties or Chapters can be nominated by any Fellows and trainees of the RACP.

A nominee is ineligible if they submit a nomination on their own behalf.


The Eric Susman Prize recipient receives:

  • the Eric Susman Medal, presented at the College Ceremony at RACP Congress 2020 in Melbourne
  • $5,000
  • return economy airfares and up to 3 nights' accommodation to attend the College Ceremony
  • an invitation to present their research as part of the RACP Congress 2020 program

Selection criteria

The Eric Susman Prize recipient will have demonstrated an outstanding and lasting contribution to the field of internal medicine in the areas of research, teaching and/or clinical medicine.

Your submission must:

  1. identify 2 key pieces of the published work by the nominee during the 5-year period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018 that:

    1. highlight the nominee’s contribution to research and the impact the research has had
    2. the nominee is the major contributor

      Note: 'Published work' is generally defined as being available to the profession by means of either books or articles published in recognised scientific journals.

  2. demonstrate the nominee's sustained ongoing links with Australia or New Zealand

  3. give an appreciation and evaluation of the contribution of the nominee over the relevant period, including:

    1. details of the contribution made by the person nominated in the field of internal medicine (research, teaching or clinical medicine)
    2. the originality of the research and the standing of the nominee in his or her branch of medicine
    3. an assessment of the contribution of the nominee in relation to others in the field 
  4. provide information around the translation into clinical practice and impact

  5. indicate the best articles in support of the nominee


Read the terms and conditions before submitting your nomination.

Nominations must be submitted in a single PDF file, including:

  1. a completed nomination form, addressing the selection criteria
  2. the nominee's CV (5 pages maximum)
  3. 2 x signed letters of support from two referees other than the nominator, each addressing the selection criteria

The College Conflicts Of Interest Policy and Privacy Policy apply to the prize nominees and recipient.

Selection process

The Grants Advisory Committee will take into consideration whether:

  • the work has a strong and direct bearing on clinical medicine and contains a component of patient care
  • the nominee is an ordinary Fellow rather than a person admitted to Fellowship by a special provision

The Grants Advisory Committee reserves the right not to award the Eric Susman Prize if they don't receive nominations that sufficiently meet the criteria.

For more information about the Eric Susman Prize, contact the RACP Foundation.

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Terms and conditions
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