Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

AM announce Eureka Prize 2021 finalists

Kate Smith, 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes finalists, The Australian Museum, 2 September 2021

51 entries were shortlisted for 16 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Click here to view details of each finalist.

Research & Innovation

NSW Environment, Energy and Science (DPIE) Eureka Prize for Applied Environmental Research

  • Coral Nurture Program
  • FutureFeed
  • NSW Bushfire Hub

Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

  • Lindell Bromham, Felicity Meakins, Xia Hua and Cassandra Algy
  • The Carbon Cybernetics Group
  • U-Breathe

Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research

  • Professor Julie Bines
  • Doherty COVID Immunity Group
  • World Mosquito Program Impact Assessment Team

ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology

  • Professor Justin Gooding, Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, Dr Julio Ribeiro, Dr Aidan O’Mahony, Dr Robert Utama and Dr Lakmali Atapattu
  • Membrane Team
  • Team Chimera

Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

  • Dr Emma Camp
  • Associate Professor Rona Chandrawati
  • Dr Tess Reynolds

Defence Science and Technology Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia

  • Cross-Domain Desktop Compositor
  • FOWI Work Systems Design Team
  • Strong Bond

UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research

  • Professor Anita Ho-Baillie, Dr Martin Bucknall and Dr Lei Shi
  • Associate Professor Diane McDougald and Dr Gustavo Espinoza Vergara
  • Professor Justin J. Yerbury AM


AstraZeneca Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science

  • Associate Professor Kristin Carson-Chahhoud
  • Associate Professor Brett Hallam
  • Jane Tiller

Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science

  • Dr Dana M. Bergstrom
  • Professor Maria Kavallaris AM
  • Professor Sharon Robinson

University of Technology Sydney Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers

  • Professor Sara Dolnicar
  • Professor Karu Esselle
  • Dr Melina Georgousakis

Science Engagement

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science

  • AUSMAPEchidna
  • CSI Team
  • Team SWAQ

Finkel Foundation Eureka Prize for Long-Form Science Journalism

  • Kate Cole-Adams
  • Dr Dyani Lewis
  • Dr Jackson Ryan

Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science

  • Dr Niraj Lal
  • Professor Veena Sahajwalla
  • Associate Professor Adriana Vergés

Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Science Journalism

  • Nicole Hasham, Wes Mountain, Anthea Batsakis, Sunanda Creagh, Ben Clark and Michael Lund
  • Patient Zero
  • Dr Jackson Ryan

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Eureka Prize for STEM Inclusion

  • Little Scientists Australia
  • STEM Enrichment Academy
  • Corey Tutt and Team DeadlyScience

School Science

University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Primary

  • Leon H.
  • Zara M.
  • Scarlett O. and Scarlett P.

University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Secondary

  • Jonathan D.
  • Isaac N., Ethan P., Reuben R. and Alex S.
  • Sonya R.

University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science – Highly Commended

Sleek Geeks Science Highly Commended – Primary School

Sleek Geeks Science Highly Commended – Secondary School

2021 Eureka Prizes Award Ceremony

The 2021 Eureka Prize winners will be announced during a live broadcast event on Thursday 7 October, and you’re invited to attend.

See also: 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prize finalists have been announced

Council of Australasian Museum Directors c/o Lynley Crosswell, Museums Victoria, GPO Box 666, Melbourne VIC 3001, © CAMD 2023
Disclaimer: The content of this website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the website. The Council of Australasian Museum Directors does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) which is provided on this website. The information on our website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No responsibility is taken for any information or services which may appear on any linked web sites. Hostgator.