February 19, 2021

Nominations for 2021 are now open and close 5PM AEST 06 April 2021.

Selection criteria include outstanding research / academic achievement as well as excellence in communication and community engagement to promote an understanding of science.

Head to our Nominations page for all the Selection and Eligibility Criteria. 
Please note: from this year we will accept nominations for applicants up to 10 years post PhD completion. Leave for carers will of course still be taken into consideration.

Get those nominations in!
Almost 700 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards had been made around Australia and Awards programs are currently in place in every Australian state and territory.

About the Tall Poppy Campaign

The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers. It has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.

The Tall Poppy Campaign currently recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards and the biennial CSL Florey Medal.

The Campaign’s Tall Poppies Reaching Students Program engages the winners of Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (‘Tall Poppies’) in activities to promote study and careers in science among school students and teachers as well as an understanding and appreciation of science in the broader community.