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January 2019

Nominations open: AAS Frederick White Prize

4 January, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Frederick White Prize recognises the achievements of scientists in Australia who are engaged in research of intrinsic scientific merit which has an actual or potential contribution to community interests, to rural or industrial progress or to the understanding of natural phenomena. Relevant areas of research are mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry; the terrestrial and planetary sciences. Prize value: $3,000; available every second year Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early…

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Nominations open: AAS Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture

12 January, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture recognise scientific research of the highest standing in the biological science. It commemorates the contributions to science by Sir Macfarlane Burnet, OM, KBE, MD, FAA, FRS, Nobel Laureate. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; must reside mainly in Australia; alternate years with Matthew Flinders Medal; nominations by Academy Fellows only; available nationally

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Nominations open: AAS Ian Wark Medal and Lecture

18 January, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Ian Wark Medal and Lecture recognises the contributions to Australian science and industry by the late Sir Ian Wark, CMG, CBE, FAA, FTSE. The award recognises contributions to the prosperity of Australia where such prosperity is attained through the advancement of scientific knowledge or its application, or both. Prize value: $3,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; awarded every two years; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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February 2019

Nominations open: NHMRC Ethics Award

1 February, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) This award is for outstanding contributions to the achievements of high ethical standards in health and medical research. The criteria include: innovation in ethical policy formulation; or leadership in the formulation of ethical standards; or services above and beyond the normal requirement of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) or Committee membership. Prize value: No cash award; awarded every two years Eligibility criteria: Scientists, ethicists; must be nominated by…

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Nominations open: AW Howard Memorial Trust Study Award

2 February, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The aim of the Trust is to encourage and promote research and investigation in the fields of natural science and social science, including economics which relate to the development, management and use of pastures. Prize value: up to $20,000 Eligibility criteria: Anyone working in agriculture; no age limit; must be permanent resident, or have lived in Australia for the past 3 years; self nomination allowed; available nationally

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Nominations open: AAS Haddon Forrester King Medal

18 February, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Haddon Forrester King Medal, sponsored by Rio Tinto recognises the contributions of the late Haddon King to the application of the geological and related sciences to the search for mineral deposits in Australia. The award will be made to a scientist, resident in Australia or elsewhere, for original and sustained contributions to earth and related sciences. The award is for work of particular relevance to the discovery,…

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Nominations open: AAS Mawson Medal and Lecture

18 February, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years, Check website for further details) The Mawson Lectures, delivered at the Congresses of the Geological Society of Australia, recognise outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia. The lecture commemorates the work of the late Sir Douglas Mawson, FAA, FRS. Lecturers are also awarded a medal which is presented at the Academy's annual meeting. The award is made to coincide with each convention of the Geological Society of Australia. Prize value: No cash award;…

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March 2019

Nominations close: NHMRC Science to Art Award

3 March, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Science to Art award is for outstanding images from health and medical research. Prize value: No cash award; travel to award dinner Eligibility criteria: NHMRC-funded researchers; no age limit; self nomination allowed; available nationally

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April 2019

Nominations close: AAS Gustav Nossal Medal

20 April, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Gustav Nossal Medal for Global Health has been established to honour the contributions made to fields of cellular immunology, antibody formation and tolerance and vaccine research science by Sir Gustav Nossal, AC CBE FAA FRS FTSE. It will be presented annually from 2015 for three years and biennially from 2018 and is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in…

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Nominations close: AAS Haddon Forrester King Medal

20 April, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Haddon Forrester King Medal, sponsored by Rio Tinto recognises the contributions of the late Haddon King to the application of the geological and related sciences to the search for mineral deposits in Australia. The award will be made to a scientist, resident in Australia or elsewhere, for original and sustained contributions to earth and related sciences. The award is for work of particular relevance to the discovery,…

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Nominations close: AAS John Booker Medal

20 April, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The John Booker Medal in Engineering Science recognises outstanding research in the sciences that underpin chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical or materials engineering, and their associated disciplines. It honours the memory of Professor John Robert Booker AO, FAA, DEng, FIEAust who worked in the area of analytical geomechanics and was Professor in the Department of Civil and Mining Engineering at The University of Sydney 1970‒98, and held a personal…

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Nominations close: AAS Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture

20 April, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture recognise scientific research of the highest standing in the biological science. It commemorates the contributions to science by Sir Macfarlane Burnet, OM, KBE, MD, FAA, FRS, Nobel Laureate. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; must reside mainly in Australia; alternate years with Matthew Flinders Medal; nominations by Academy Fellows only; available nationally

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Nominations close: AAS Mawson Medal and Lecture

20 April, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years, Check website for further details) The Mawson Lectures, delivered at the Congresses of the Geological Society of Australia, recognise outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia. The lecture commemorates the work of the late Sir Douglas Mawson, FAA, FRS. Lecturers are also awarded a medal which is presented at the Academy's annual meeting. The award is made to coincide with each convention of the Geological Society of Australia. Prize value: No cash award;…

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December 2019

Award Ceremony: Haddon Forrester King Medal

1 December, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Haddon Forrester King Medal, sponsored by Rio Tinto recognises the contributions of the late Haddon King to the application of the geological and related sciences to the search for mineral deposits in Australia. The award will be made to a scientist, resident in Australia or elsewhere, for original and sustained contributions to earth and related sciences. The award is for work of particular relevance to the discovery,…

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Award Ceremony: AAS Mawson Medal and Lecture

1 December, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years, Check website for further details) The Mawson Lectures, delivered at the Congresses of the Geological Society of Australia, recognise outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia. The lecture commemorates the work of the late Sir Douglas Mawson, FAA, FRS. Lecturers are also awarded a medal which is presented at the Academy's annual meeting. The award is made to coincide with each convention of the Geological Society of Australia. Prize value: No cash award;…

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