Australian Science Prizes Calendar
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Award Ceremony: Australian of the Year
26 January, 2020
Australia Day Committees in each state and territory decide the recipient of the award, based on demonstrated excellence in their field, significant contribution to the Australian community and nation, an inspirational role model for the Australian community. Selection panels also consider personal, academic and professional achievements, contribution in the relevant field (how has the nominee ‘put back’ into their field to benefit others), demonstrated leadership, personal interests and community involvement, contribution to the Australian community and nationinnovation and creativity, contribution to development of regional community and/or economy, future goals and likely impact, degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made, voluntary work beyond paid employment and the nature and length of activity or service.
Prize value: no cash award; trophy
Eligibility criteria: Open to anyone; must be Australian citizen; self nomination not allowed; available nationally