Applications open for the 2022 National Measurement Institute awards

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7 April 2022

Each year the National Measurement Institute (NMI) celebrates and recognises outstanding measurement-related achievements. This year NMI will be offering three awards:

  • The Barry Inglis Medal (named after Australia’s first Chief Metrologist)
  • The NMI Prize
  • An inaugural People’s Choice Award.

Up to 6 applicants, including the award winners, are invited to give a presentation at a special public National Science Week event. The 2022 winners of the Barry Inglis Medal and NMI Prize will be announced at this event.

Each will receive $2,000 in prize money and a trophy. These will be presented at a time and location mutually agreeable to the winners and NMI.

Audience response to the presentations will be used to select the winner of a People’s Choice Award who will receive $500 in prize money and a trophy.

Apply for the awards

Applications are now open and will close 5pm AEST, 17 June 2022. To apply:

  1. Read our advice on eligibility, assessment process and criteria.
  2. Download the Nomination form [2.0MB DOCX]
  3. The Primary Applicant should email a completed application form to 

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Please note applicants should ensure any confidential information in their application is clearly marked confidential.

NMI will take reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of information consistent with departmental policies. This responsibility will not be taken to have been breached where that information is legally required to be disclosed, disclosed to a responsible Minister, or disclosed in response to a request from a House or Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Key Dates for 2022

  • Opening date for applications: Mon 4 April 2022, 9am AEST
  • Closing date for applications: 17 June 2022, 5pm AEST
  • Selected applicants invited to participate in National Science Week event: 18-22 July 2022
  • Winners announced during National Science Week: 13-21 August 2022

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Join the conversation

Use the official hashtag #measurementawards to join the conversation and encourage nominations: