The Prime Minister and Minister for Science and Technology awarded the 2022 prizes.

The 2022 recipients are a tribute to Australia’s world-class science community, and to the critical role that teachers play in inspiring the next generation of Australian scientists and innovators.

The recipients also reflect Australia's commercialisation capabilities, with 2 recipients in both the Prize for Innovation and Prize for New Innovators categories.

Prize recipients

Professor Trevor McDougall AC

2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Science

Adjunct Professor Alison Todd and Dr Elisa Mokany

2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

Dr Nick Cutmore, Dr James Tickner and Mr Dirk Treasure

2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

Mr George Pantazis

2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools

Ms Veena Nair

2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

Professor Si Ming Man

2022 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year

Dr Adele Morrison

2022 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year

Associate Professor Brett Hallam

2022 Prize for New Innovators

Dr Pip Karoly

2022 Prize for New Innovators