Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

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Latest News: The date of the announcement of 2015 prize recipients in an awards dinner will be published soon. 

Nominations for 2015 closed on 28 May. All enquiries should be made to the Science Prizes Secretariat via email: pmprize@industry.gov.au.

About the Science Prizes

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are the nation's finest awards for excellence in science and science teaching. The six prizes awarded annually are:

  • Prime Minister's Prize for Science
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for the Commercial Application of Science (new prize)
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.

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Recipients

Six prizes are awarded annually, recognising the contributions that our scientists and science teachers are making to Australia's current and future scientific capabilities.

Nominations closed

  • Nominations for 2015 closed on 28 May
  • All enquiries should be made to the Science Prizes Secretariat via email: pmprize@industry.gov.au.
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