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April 2018

Nominations close: AAS Anton Hales Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Anton Hales Medal recognises research in the Earth sciences and honours the contributions to the Earth sciences by the late Professor Anton L Hales FAA. Professor Hales was the founding director of the Research School of Earth Sciences in the Australian National University. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; normally resident in Australia, work done in Australia;…

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Nominations close: AAS Christopher Heyde Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative of previous years. Check website for further details) The Christopher Heyde Medal honours the contributions to mathematics by Professor Christopher Charles Heyde AM, DSc, Hon DSc(Syd), FAA, FASSA. Professor Heyde was the Foundation Dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Australian National University, and Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Columbia University, New York. In recognition of Professor Heyde’s broad interests in the mathematical sciences the award is offered in one of three fields on a…

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Nominations close: AAS David Craig Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The David Craig Medal recognises the outstanding contribution to chemical research of Emeritus Professor David Craig, AC, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia. Prize value: No cash award; medal; present a lecture series Eligibility criteria: Scientists; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available…

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Nominations close: AAS Dorothy Hill Award

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Dorothy Hill Award honours the contributions of the late Professor Dorothy Hill FAA AC CBE FAA FRS to Australian Earth science and her work in opening up tertiary science education to women. The award supports research in the Earth sciences, by female researchers who have the potential to further contribute to a better understanding of Australian Earth science. Prize value: $5,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Female early career…

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Nominations close: AAS Fenner Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Fenner Medal recognises outstanding contributions to science. Its purpose is to recognise distinguished research in biology (excluding the biomedical sciences) by scientists. Prize value: $1,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; must be normally resident in Australia and research must have been done in Australia; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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Nominations close: AAS Frederick White Prize

April 20, 2018

(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 close: AAS Gottschalk Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Gottschalk medal recognises outstanding research in the medical sciences. Prize value: $1,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career, may not be a Fellow of the Academy; under 40 years old; must be normally resident in Australia and research must have been done in Australia; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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Nominations close: AAS Hannan Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Hannan Medal recognises the achievements in time series analysis of the late Professor E.J. Hannan, FAA. Because of Professor Hannan's broad interests in the mathematical sciences the award is made in one of three areas in turn at two-yearly intervals – pure mathematics; applied and computational mathematics and statistical science. Although work carried out during a candidate's entire career will be taken into consideration, special weight will…

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Nominations close: AAS Ian Wark Medal and Lecture

April 20, 2018

(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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Nominations close: AAS Jacques Miller Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Jacques Miller Medal for Experimental Biomedicine has been established to honour the contributions made to science by Professor Jacques Miller AC FAA FRS that include the discovery of the function of the thymus and the identification, in mammalian species, of the two major subsets of lymphocytes and their functions. The award will be awarded annually from 2015 for three years and biennially from 2019 and is restricted…

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Nominations close: AAS Jaeger Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Jaeger Medal recognises the contribution of Professor John Conrad Jaeger, FAA, FRS, to Australian Earth science. The award is made to a scientist for investigations of a high order into the solid Earth or its oceans carried out in Australia or having some connection with Australian Earth science. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; for work done in Australia; awarded every two years; nominations…

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Nominations close: AAS Le Fèvre Memorial Prize

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) This award's purpose is to recognise outstanding basic research in chemistry by scientists. Prize value: $4,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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Nominations close: AAS Moran Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) This award's purpose is to recognise outstanding research by scientists under 40 in one or more of the fields of applied probability, biometrics, mathematical genetics, psychometrics and statistics. Prize value: $1,000; medal; available biennially Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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Nominations close: AAS Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Nancy Millis Medal of the Australian Academy of Science has been established to honour the contributions made to science by the late Professor Nancy Millis AC MBE FAA FTSE and recognises her importance as a role model for women aspiring to be research leaders. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: The award is open to female early- to mid-career researchers in any branch of the…

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Nominations close: AAS Pawsey Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Pawsey Medal recognises the contributions to science in Australia by the late Dr J.L. Pawsey, FAA. Its purpose is to recognise outstanding research in physics by scientists under 40 years. Prize value: $1,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; must be normally resident in Australia and research must have been done in Australia; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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Nominations close: AAS Ruth Stephens Gani Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The award recognises research in human genetics and honours the contribution to science in human cytogenetics by the late Ruth Stephens Gani. Its purpose is to recognise distinguished research in human genetics, including clinical, molecular, population and epidemiological genetics and cytogenetics. Prize value: $1,000; Medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; must be normally resident in Australia and research must have been done in Australia;…

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Nominations close: AAS Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal

April 20, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The purpose of the medal is to recognise outstanding achievement by a scientist in Australia for research in mathematics or physics. The Lyle Medal recognises the contribution of Sir Thomas Ranken Lyle, FRS, to Australian science and industry generally and in particular to his own fields of physics and mathematics. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; must reside mainly in Australia; awarded every two years;…

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Nominations close: David Syme Research Prize

April 27, 2018

The prize is awarded to the candidate who in the opinion of the examiners submits a record of original research making the most important contribution to Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics. Preference is given to original research of value to the industrial and commercial development of Australia. Early career researchers or researchers with interrupted careers who can display research excellence in the preceding two years can apply. Selection is made by a Faculty of Science committee. Prize value: $8,000 Eligibility…

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Nominations close: AAS Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture

April 30, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture recognises scientific research of the highest standing in the physical sciences, and honours the contributions of Australia's early scientific researchers. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; must reside mainly in Australia; alternate years with Macfarlane Burnett medal; nominations by Academy Fellows; available nationally

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May 2018

Nominations open: Victoria Prize

May 1, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation recognises two outstanding scientists this year for their lifelong commitment and achievements. Two individual awards of $50,000 each will be presented – one for work in life sciences and one for work in physical sciences. Winners will be awarded $50,000 each for a discovery or innovation that has significantly advanced knowledge or has provided commercial and other benefits to the community.…

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