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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.
There are 7 prizes:
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 teaching prizes recognise excellence in teaching science, mathematics or technology.
Each prize 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 for candidates from groups under-represented in science, such as women and Indigenous Australians.
The prizes are awarded annually:
View previous prize recipients on Pandora: Australia’s Web Archive:
Australia’s National Science Statement sets a long-term approach to achieving a strong science system.
Last updated: 14 November 2018
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