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July 2018

Finalists announced: Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

July 28, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research is awarded to an individual, group or team who has produced a groundbreaking research outcome that was only possible as a result of the integration of two or more unrelated disciplines. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Business, industry, researchers; no age limit; activity must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories no more than five (5) years…

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Finalists announced: Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

July 28, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Sherman Eureka Prize for Environmental Research is awarded for research in any field of the biological, physical, mathematical or biomedical sciences leading to the resolution of an environmental problem or the improvement of our natural environment. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by an Australian; open to individuals, groups or teams, research must…

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Finalists announced: Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science

July 28, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science is awarded to a scientist who has used their leadership skills to create impact inside their institution, amongst their peers, within their discipline or in the wider community. To be considered an emerging leader you must be 35 years or younger or be no more than five years since being awarded your PhD. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Young scientists;…

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August 2018

Nominations close: Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research

August 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: Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education

August 10, 2018

The Peter Doherty awards recognise students, teachers, schools (both state and non-state), volunteers, mentors and organisations that demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland. Some prizes recognise a particular teaching achievement, others are intended as a lifetime or career award. Twenty-five prizes are awarded across six categories, with a total value of $125,000. Prize value: $5,000 per prize Eligibility criteria: Teachers and students; must be teaching or studying in a Queensland school; self nomination allowed; Queensland only

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration

August 29, 2018

The Scopus Eureka Prize for Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration is awarded to an individual or team for outstanding scientific research that is the result of international collaboration. The prize is intended to highlight the importance of international collaboration in promoting and furthering the work of Australian researchers, in building strong partnerships which result in research that is contributing to or addressing areas of global importance. The Scopus Eureka Prize for Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration displays the values of…

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research

August 29, 2018

The Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research is awarded to an individual, group or team for an outstanding recent contribution to infectious diseases research. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by an Australian; open to individuals, groups or teams, research entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia, no more than 7 years prior to the closing date.

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology

August 29, 2018

The ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation that has used new or existing technology in an innovative way that has significantly improved the outcome of their research. The winner will demonstrate an innovative use of technology. A theoretical idea for innovative use of technology is insufficient. The entry must clearly outline what technologies have been used, how they have been used and how this application improved the overall outcome…

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science

August 29, 2018

The CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science is awarded to an Australian individual who has demonstrated an outstanding role and impact in science. These people can be found in universities, in research laboratories, in policy settings, in the media and in schools. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizen or resident, must have been working in Australia; individuals only, not teams; self nomination allowed; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

August 29, 2018

The Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher is awarded for outstanding scientific research conducted by an individual (or groups) of early career researcher(s) who are 35 years old or younger. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; under 35 years; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by an Australian; open to individuals, groups or teams, research must have been undertaken in Australia, no more than 5 years prior to the closing date for entries

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers

August 29, 2018

The UTS Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers is awarded to an individual who has helped develop the next generation of Australia's scientific researchers. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists, educators; no age limit; Australian citizen or resident, must have been working in Australia; individuals only, not teams; self nomination allowed; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia

August 29, 2018

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia is awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation for outstanding science or technology that has developed or has the potential to develop innovative solutions for Australia's defence or national security. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by an Australian; open to individuals, groups or teams, research must have been undertaken in…

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research

August 29, 2018

The Prize is awarded to an individual who effectively and consistently communicates and interacts with the public through mediums such as personal public presentations, popular writing and/or via the mass media. The Prize is intended to recognise and promote the efforts of scientists who actively engage with the public to communicate their research to a broad range of audiences in understandable, diverse and engaging ways. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; individuals only,…

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Rural Innovation

August 29, 2018

The Rural Research and Development Corporations Eureka Prize for Rural Innovation is awarded for excellence in the scientific research, development or innovative application of agricultural practices that have improved, or have the potential to improve, the productivity and sustainability of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. Australia's rural industries generate a significant proportion of our nation's wealth, underpin rural and regional communities and produce food and fibre essential for daily life. Global demand for food is increasing, but so is…

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Science Journalism

August 29, 2018

The Australian Government Eureka Prize for Science Journalism is designed to encourage the continuing flow of quality information to the public about developments or discoveries in science, particularly in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, the marine sciences and engineering, that impact on our lives. The prize is also intended to encourage the continuing quality of science journalism in Australia, and to encourage editorial support for quality science journalism in our newspapers, news, current affairs programs and magazines. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility…

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Science Photography

August 29, 2018

The New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography is awarded to an Australian/s over the age of 18 for a single photograph taken in the past 2 years that most effectively communicates an aspect of science. Prize value: 1st $5,000; 2nd prize $3000; 3rd prize $2000 Eligibility criteria: Photographers, amateur or professional; must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; for a photo taken in the previous 2 years; self nomination allowed; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Scientific Research

August 29, 2018

The University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Scientific Research is awarded to a researcher(s) for outstanding curiosity-driven scientific research. Research entered may be an individual project or a body of work. Entries will be judged on originality, research approach, rigour of the research program and the probability that the research will lead to a new investigative approach. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by…

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

August 29, 2018

The UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research is awarded to an individual, group or team who has produced a groundbreaking research outcome that was only possible as a result of the integration of two or more unrelated disciplines. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Business, industry, researchers; no age limit; activity must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories no more than five (5) years prior to the closing date of entries; self nomination allowed; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

August 29, 2018

The Sherman Eureka Prize for Environmental Research is awarded for research in any field of the biological, physical, mathematical or biomedical sciences leading to the resolution of an environmental problem or the improvement of our natural environment. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by an Australian; open to individuals, groups or teams, research must have been undertaken in Australia, no more than 5 years prior to…

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science

August 29, 2018

The Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science is awarded to a scientist who has used their leadership skills to create impact inside their institution, amongst their peers, within their discipline or in the wider community. To be considered an emerging leader you must be 35 years or younger or be no more than five years since being awarded your PhD. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Young scientists; under 35 years, or no more than 5 years since PhD; Australian…

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