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October 2018

Award Ceremony: Victoria Prize

October 25, 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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November 2018

Award Ceremony: Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research

November 1, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia will award and celebrate two exceptional mid-career stem cell researchers with the Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research. The prizes recognize and honour the exceptional contribution made to stem cell research by Emeritus Professor Donald Metcalf AC FRS FAA. Professor Metcalf will be available to act as a mentor to the prize winners in the year following their award. The prizes…

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Award Ceremony: CSL Florey Medal

November 11, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Florey Medal is awarded biennially to an Australian biomedical researcher for significant achievements in biomedical science and / or human health advancement. Prize value: $50,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; individual or team of up to 3 people; self nomination not allowed; available nationally

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Award ceremony: L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships

November 13, 2018

The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships were launched in 2007 and have recognised 39 outstanding local scientists, supporting them to continue their research and help them rise to leadership positions in their field of expertise. Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and the winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment,…

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December 2018

Award Ceremony: AAS Anton Hales Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Christopher Heyde Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS David Craig Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Dorothy Hill Award

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Fenner Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: Frederick White Prize

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Gottschalk Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Hannan Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Ian Wark Medal and Lecture

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Jaeger Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Le Fèvre Memorial Prize

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Moran Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Pawsey Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Ruth Stephens Gani Medal

December 1, 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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