Nominations open for the 4th Malaspina Award

On the occasion of the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum, the association Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP-IEAP) and the Embassy of Spain in Australia are pleased to announce that the nominations for the IV Malaspina Award are now open.


The Malaspina Award is an honour bestowed by the Embassy of Spain in Australia and the association Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP-IEAP), awarded to individuals or institutions that have made an important contribution to the advancement of the academic, scientific and/or cultural relationships between Spain, Australia and the Pacific region.

The IV Malaspina Award has been sponsored by Navantia Australia. The award is embodied by the statuetteHeart”, designed by the internationally renowned Spanish artist Óscar Martín de Burgos. It also includes an AUD 1,000 prize* and a certificate.

Nominations to the IV edition of the Malaspina Award are now open, and shall be submitted via email to both the Embassy of Spain in Australia (Emb dot canberra at maec dot es) and SRAP (srap dot ieap at gmail dot com) mailboxes until the closing date on the 1st of October. Nominations are expected to include:

  • An extended CV of the candidate
  • A nomination letter** including (1) full contact details of the applicant, (2) photograph of the applicant or logo of the institution, and (3) supporting arguments of the nomination including:
    • Significant contribution to the cultural and/or scientific links between Spain and the Australia-Pacific region.
    • Demonstrated excellence in their field.
    • Major personal, academic and/or cultural and professional achievements.
    • Demonstrated impact of the contribution.
    • Specific actions committed to promote bridging and to enhance cultural and/or scientific exchange between Spain and Australia-Pacific in the past, present and future.

* Only individuals will be eligible for the AUD 1,000 cash prize. Institutions do not qualify.

**Format guidelines: 4 pages max, 20mm margin, font size 11, Times New Roman.

The PDF file with the information can be downloaded from here.

Luis Salvador-Carulla

About Luis Salvador-Carulla

His field of interest is support decision systems and policy in long-term care, disability and mental health, and Intellectual Developmental Disorders. He is honour member of the World Psychiatry Association and Secretary of the WPA section “Classification, Diagnostic assessment and Nomenclature”. Dr. Salvador-Carulla has intensively participated in the development of international networks in the fields mentioned above, person centred medicine, healthy ageing, and bridging and knowledge transfer between disability and ageing. He has been advisor to the Government of Catalonia (Spain), the Spanish Ministry of Health, the European Commission (EC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). He coordinated the European Commission project eDESDE-LTC for the development of a European coding system for long term care, and he participates in the ‘REFINEMENT’ project aimed at analysing financing, quality and effectiveness of mental health systems in Europe.