The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation, and excellence in science teaching.
The prizes recognise achievements across diverse disciplines and career stages. Recipients share $750 000 in prize money, and have the opportunity to showcase important work undertaken in their field.
The 2021 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science will be presented via an online event, streamed on this webpage on 3 November from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Read more about the online event.
The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science have been awarded annually since 2000.
Prizes for research:
Prizes for innovation:
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching:
The Frank Fenner, Malcom McIntosh and New Innovators prizes reward early-career achievements made within 10 years (full time or full time equivalent) of completing relevant studies. The New Innovators prize rewards steps towards translating research into a commercially available product.
Each prize recipient receives a medallion, lapel pin, prize money and an award certificate. The medallions were designed by internationally renowned artist Wojciech Pietranik and produced by the Royal Australian Mint.
We encourage nominations of eligible scientists, innovators and teachers, including from under-represented groups such as women and Indigenous Australians.
Email pmprizes [at] industry.gov.au
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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