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December 2018

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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Award Ceremony: AAS Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: Australian Institute of Physics Alan Walsh Medal for Service to Industry

December 8, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Award will be given for physics research and/or development that has led to patents, processes or inventions which, in the opinion of the judging panel, have led to significant industrial and/or commercial outcomes, such as devices that are being manufactured or have influenced a major industrial process. This award, given every second year, recognises significant contributions by a practicing physicist to industry in Australia. Prize value: No…

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Award Ceremony: Australian Institute of Physics Education Medal

December 8, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The prize is awarded to any member of the AIP who is judged to have made a significant contribution to physics education in Australia. In determining the recipient of the award, the quality of the work, the significance to physics education, and the creativity displayed will be taken into account. Prize value: No cash award; medal; present a paper at the AIP Congress Eligibility criteria: AIP members only…

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Award Ceremony: Australian Institute of Physics Harrie Massey Medal and Prize

December 8, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The prize is awarded every two years for contributions to physics or its applications made by an Australian physicist working anywhere in the world, or by a non Australian resident in, and for work carried out in, Australia. The prize is awarded every two years for contributions to physics or its applications. Prize value: No cash award; medal; present a lecture at the AIP Congress, and an article…

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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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