Australasian College of Road Safety Fellowship Award

The road safety community’s highest honour.

The prestigious ACRS Fellowship is recognised as the Australasian road safety community’s highest honour, recognising an individual for their outstanding commitment and effectiveness in their efforts to reduce road trauma.

The Australasian College of Road Safety first instituted the award of College Fellow in 1991. The list of Fellows, since the inception of the award in 1991, is a record of significant achievement by these outstanding individuals.

Fellows must be acknowledged by colleagues and co-workers as outstanding, by virtue of contributions to road safety rather than their position. The contributions must be of such a nature that they have led to substantial growth and improvement in an important institution or organisation, body of knowledge or aspect of thought and practice associated with road safety. The award recipient is presented with a plaque and citation – there is no financial reward – but it is the College’s highest honour.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 ACRS Fellowship Award.

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Nominations close 30 July, 2021 and must be received by 5:00pm AEST.

Award Criteria

The criteria for the award of Fellowship to the College are:

  1. The nominee must have given evidence, over a period of at least five years, of excellence in the field of road safety so that:
  2. The nominee is acknowledged by colleagues and co-workers as outstanding by virtue of contributions to road safety (rather than their position); and
    1. The nominee’s contributions must have noticeably contributed to substantial growth and improvement in an important institution or organisation, body of knowledge or aspect of thought and practice associated with road safety
    2. A nominee may be either a person engaged in research, or a person who puts into practice the research findings of others, but should be recognized nationally and/or internationally for their achievements.
  3. To enter, applicants must complete the official online entry form in full.
  4. Nominees should be currently practicing in the field of road safety. Only in exceptional circumstances should persons who are retired or on the point of retirement be nominated. If a person is making an outstanding contribution to road safety it should be acknowledged at that time.

Procedure for Nomination

The criteria for the award of Fellowship to the College are:

  • Fellowships are awarded through a nomination procedure only. Nomination may be made by two Fellows or Members.
  • Nominations must be made on the online Fellowship Nomination Form.
  • Nominations are strictly confidential and must not be made known to the nominee. The person concerned should not be informed of their nomination until formally invited by the College President to become a Fellow.

General

ACRS Fellowship is not viewed as a reward for service but rather for making a distinctive contribution to the advancement of road safety. Nor is it awarded for reaching a particular position or rank. Excellence can be found at different levels of responsibility and the criteria for Fellowship are applied in relation to the level of responsibility held by a possible candidate. The nominee will be judged relative to those of a similar status, and the contribution made is expected to be outstanding relative to his or her peers rather than in relation to those of either higher or lower status or responsibilities.

If you have any questions regarding this award, please contact the Australasian College of Road Safety by email: admin@acrs.org.au

ACRS Fellows List

Fellowships awarded since the foundation of the award in 1991:

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