February 27, 2018

Do you know a great scientist, innovator or educator? Nominate them now for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. 

Applications are now open for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, recognising outstanding achievements in research, research-based innovation and teaching. Nominations are now being accepted for seven awards, including five for research and innovation and two for education.

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 substantial 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 the successful 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

  • 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

 

Applications for the PM Prizes for Science are now open and close on 26 March 2018. For more information and to apply, head to the official website and use the handy chart below for guidance.

 

PM Prize 2018

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