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 in their field.
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2022
The 2022 prize recipients was announced by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry and Science on Monday 21 November 2022.
Meet the 2022 recipients
- Find recipients from 2015–19 on the National Library of Australia's Trove archive
- Find recipients from 2000–14 on the National Library of Australia's Trove archive
Prizes for research:
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ($250,000)
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
Prizes for innovation:
- Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation ($250,000)
- Prize for New Innovators ($50,000)
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching:
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools ($50,000)
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools ($50,000)
The Frank Fenner Prize, Malcolm McIntosh Prize and Prize for New Innovators are awarded for achievements made within 10 years (full time or full time equivalent) of completing relevant studies.
Each prize recipient receives a medallion, lapel pin, prize money and an award certificate recognising their outstanding achievements. The medallions were designed by internationally renowned artist Wojciech Pietranik and produced by the Royal Australian Mint.
2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science nominations
Nominations close Thursday 9 February 2023 5:00pm AEDT.