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Nominations open: Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

February 21, 2018

The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation are the nation’s pre-eminent awards for a significant advancement of knowledge through research and innovation through the application of science for a substantial commercial, economic and social impact.

The prizes are a tribute to the contributions Australian scientists have made in Australia and globally and of the direct and indirect benefits and value in terms of public good.

​Each prize may be awarded to an individual or jointly to up to four individuals if the achievement is the result of a collaborative or team effort.

Prize value: $250,000

Eligibility criteria: There are no restrictions as to when the achievement was accomplished however all nominees (either single or collective) must hold an active position in research, academia or the private sector; must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; self nomination not allowed; available nationally


Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
(02) 6270 2878.