Nominate Australia’s best for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science
Each year the Australian Government rewards and celebrates the nation’s best scientists and science teachers through the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
Help us to identify Australia’s best scientists and teachers – we’re looking for:
• An exceptional Australian scientist whose contribution to the nation has not yet been recognised
• Early to mid-career scientists whose outstanding research results are already making an impact
• Science teachers – at primary and secondary level – who are dedicated to effective and creative science teaching
These five leaders in science and education will share in $500,000 worth of grants, which will be presented at a dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra.
The winners will receive national recognition, and meet leaders in science, industry, education and government.
The five prizes are:
• $300,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
• $50,000 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
• $50,000 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
• $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools, shared between the teacher and their school
• $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools shared between the teacher and their school
Nominations are encouraged from scientists working in a wide range of fields: from physics and astronomy to engineering and IT; from medical research to basic biology to agriculture. Past winners have come from both basic and applied research backgrounds.