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Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science is open for nominations. The Federal Government program awards up to $750,000 in total each year for two categories; science and innovation and teaching.

The prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally, as well as the critical role science educators play in inspiring and encouraging students to take an interest in science and consider science as a career.

Science Prizes – Prime Minister’s Prize for Science is awarded for a significant advancement of knowledge through science. Prize money of $250,000 is awarded to the recipients.

Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation is awarded for the innovative translation of scientific knowledge into a commercially available product, service or process that has had economic, social and where relevant environmental benefits. Prize money of $250,000 is awarded to the recipients.

Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year and Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year each recognise an exceptional achievement in science that benefits, or has the potential to benefit, human welfare or society. Prize money of $50,000 is awarded to the recipients.

Prize for New Innovators recognises an exceptional early achievement towards partial or full commercialisation of scientific research with substantial economic, social and where relevant environmental benefits. Prize money of $50,000 is awarded to the recipients.

Science Teaching Prizes – These prizes are awarded to teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to science education.

Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools — Prize money of $50,000 is awarded to the recipient.

Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools — Prize money of $50,000 is awarded to the recipient.

To be eligible for a Science Prize you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you are not allowed to self nominate. You can only nominate in one category.

To be eligible for a Science Teaching Prize yo must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident  and you must have undertaken your teaching achievement for which you have been nominated.

Nominations can be made at the Federal Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website or by clicking on this link.

Applications close at 5:00pm on 12th March.

For further information or to nominate please click on this link.