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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.
Prizes for research:
Prizes for innovation:
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching:
The Frank Fenner, Malcom McIntosh and New Innovators prizes are awarded for 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 recipient is awarded with prize money, a medallion with a lapel pin and an award certificate. The medallions are designed by internationally renowned artist, Wojciech Pietranik from the Royal Australian Mint.
We encourage nominations of eligible scientists, innovators and teachers, including from under-represented groups such as women and Indigenous Australians.
The prizes are awarded annually:
View previous prize recipients on Pandora: Australia’s Web Archive:
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Australia’s National Science Statement sets a long-term approach to achieving a strong science system.
Last updated: 19 March 2019
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