An Associate Investigator is a member employed at an Australian or overseas research institution. They are self-nominated or nominated by an OPTIMA Chief Investigator. The OPTIMA Executive Committee approves them. An Associate Investigator is not a Chief Investigator but does have significant engagement with OPTIMA in some way. For example, this could be by engaging in a substantial and ongoing research project in optimisation, collaborating in an optimisation project with an OPTIMA Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator by being a joint supervisor of an OPTIMA student. Associate Investigators are appointed for renewable two-year terms.

Before applying, please understand the requirements of being an OPTIMA member. We allow you to access all OPTIMA opportunities, including training, outreach, prizes,  grants, and conference discounts. In return, we ask that you involve yourself in the OPTIMA community and affiliate yourself with OPTIMA, and you are obliged to complete our yearly KPI reports. 

OPTIMA Associate Investigator nomination

Use this form to nominate Associate Investigators.

A: Who is nominating?

Are you nominating yourself or someone else?

B: Nomination details

C: Statement of support

The nominee's current role in OPTIMA is:(Required)
New AIs are only admitted if collaboration or the potential for collaboration is shown. Please elaborate on your plans for collaboration.
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