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Award Ceremony: Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

October 14, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details)

The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation are the nation’s pre-eminent awards for a significant advancement of knowledge through research and innovation through the application of science for a substantial commercial, economic and social impact.

The prizes are a tribute to the contributions Australian scientists have made in Australia and globally and of the direct and indirect benefits and value in terms of public good.

​Each prize may be awarded to an individual or jointly to up to four individuals if the achievement is the result of a collaborative or team effort.

Prize value: $250,000

Eligibility criteria: There are no restrictions as to when the achievement was accomplished however all nominees (either single or collective) must hold an active position in research, academia or the private sector; must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; self nomination not allowed; available nationally


Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
(02) 6270 2878.