Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2023

Nominations for the 2023 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science will close soon.

Nominations for the 2023 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science will close on Thursday 9 February at 5:00 pm AEDT.

Nominate someone who has made an inspiring contribution to science research, research-based innovation, and science teaching. Nominees can work across a range of disciplines.

We accept nominations from leaders, colleagues, peers and mentors of nominees. Nominators can be from the science, innovation and science teaching communities.

Your nomination is a meaningful way to recognise the nominee’s inspiring work and acknowledge their contribution.

Nominating is simple and easy – there are just 4 stages to it:

  1. Nominate: Submit your nomination for the Science Prizes or the Science Teaching Prizes including:
  • a short summary of your nominee’s achievements with supporting documentation
  • contact details for 2 supporters and 2 independent referees where applicable.
  1. Shortlist: If the nominee is shortlisted, nominators will be invited via email to submit an online application form addressing relevant assessment criteria. This includes sourcing and providing content from 2 supporters.

  2. Verify: The Prizes’ independent selection committee will verify claims made in the nomination submission.

  3. Notify: The selected prize recipients and their nominators are notified and recipients are advised of next steps to receive their prize.

Help us uncover outstanding achievers in the community by nominating someone today: 

Nominations close on Thursday 9 February at 5:00 pm AEDT. For help with nominating, or for more information, contact

Our department greatly appreciates support to raise awareness of nominations for the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Help promote nominations with the useful promotional toolkits for each prize category at