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Nominations open: Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

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: Scientists; no age limit; must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; individuals, or teams up to 4 people, must be active in research; self nomination not allowed; available nationally


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