Closing soon: nominations for the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

There is one month left to nominate a scientist, innovator or science, mathematics, or technology teacher for their inspiring achievements in your community.

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science teaching

The prizes will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements. Information on the prizes for science teaching is on our Science Teaching Prizes page.

The Science Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators, and benefits to both Australia and the rest of the world.

There are 5 science prizes for science and innovation:
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ($250,000)
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation ($250,000)
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
  • Prize for New Innovators ($50,000)

Each prize recipient receives a medallion, lapel pin, prize money as described above and an award certificate.

Eligibility
To be eligible for a Science Prize, a nominee must:
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia (nominees currently living or studying overseas are not precluded from being nominated)
  • not be self-nominated
  • not be nominated in more than one prize category. Where a nominee is nominated in more than one category, the department will ask the nominee to select a single nomination to pursue.
  • meet the specific eligibility criteria for the nominated prize

Prize nominees do not need to be a member of a professional association or have received any prior award to be eligible.

For more information click here

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