Celebrating Australia’s best at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Embargoed, Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science: Wednesday 30 October, Canberra 

Later this month, the Prime Minister will announce the winners of the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at a formal dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra.

We’re helping again with the media program for the prizes, and we’ll have profiles, print-quality photos and broadcast-quality footage available for journalists.

If you need to know who’s winning this year drop me a line on niall@scienceinpublic.com.au. We welcome the opportunity to brief longer lead-time programs and publications.

There are five prizes for researchers and science teachers:

  • The $300,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, for an exceptional specific achievement in any area of science advancing human welfare or benefiting society
  • Two $50,000 prizes outstanding achievement in life science and physical science, awarded to early or mid-career researchers
  • Two $50,000 prizes for excellence in science teaching, at primary and secondary school level.

Past winners of the Prizes include Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, Australian of the Year Ian Frazer and inventor of the bionic ear Graeme Clark.

To find out more about the prizes and past recipients, go to: http://www.industry.gov.au/scienceprizes