February 7, 2019
Do you know an inspiring scientist, innovator, or science, maths or technology teacher? Nominate them for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science
The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation, and excellence in science teaching.
There are seven prizes recognising achievement across a range of disciplines and career stages. Recipients will share $750 000 in prize money.
Prizes for research:
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ($250 000)
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50 000)
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50 000)
Prizes for innovation:
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation ($250 000)
- Prize for New Innovators ($50 000)
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching:
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools ($50 000)
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools ($50 000)
The Frank Fenner, Malcom McIntosh and New Innovators prizes are awarded for early-career achievements made within 10 years (full time or full time equivalent) of completing relevant studies. The New Innovators prize rewards steps towards translating research into a commercially available product.
Nominations are encouraged of all eligible scientists, innovators and teachers including from groups under-represented in these fields such as women and Indigenous Australians.
Nominating is easy!
- Decide who you will nominate.
- Get their OK (and their CV).
- Write 500 words about their achievement.
- Identify two supporters.
- Identify three referees (for non-teaching prizes).
- Fill out the nomination form and hit submit.
Nominations close 12 March
The Questacon Smart Skills Program is touring in the South East South Australia region and northern Victoria during Term 1, 2019. In addition to presenting in-school STEM workshops for students we will also be conducting FREE STEM based, Professional Learning workshops for teachers. Registrations are currently open for workshop 1!