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September 2019

Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (WA)

September 19, 2019
Western Australia WA

The Young Tall Poppies recognise excellence in early career research, alongside a proven passion for engaging the community with science. Winners of the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (‘Tall Poppies’) engage in activities to promote interest in science among school students and teachers, as well as an understanding and appreciation of science in the broader community.

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Nominations close: CSIRO Indigenous STEM Awards

September 27, 2019

The Indigenous STEM Awards recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM professionals and students as well as schools, teachers and mentors working in Indigenous STEM Education. In 2019, there are twelve awards spread over seven categories that cover high school and undergraduate students, STEM professionals, schools, teachers and mentors. They include: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM Professional Awards School Award STEM Champion Award Teacher Award The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student STEM Achievement Awards The…

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Nominations Close: The Edgeworth David Medal

September 30, 2019
New South Wales NSW

The Edgeworth David Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions by a young scientist under the age of thirty-five (35) years on 1 January 2019, for work done mainly in Australia or its territories; or contributing to the advancement of Australian science. The medal is named after the pioneering geologist and longstanding supporter of the Royal Society of NSW, Sir Edgeworth David FRS, who wrote the first comprehensive record of the geology of Australia. Nominations for the 2019 award will close…

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Nominations Close: The Clarke Medal

September 30, 2019
New South Wales NSW

The Clarke Medal is awarded each year for distinguished research in the natural sciences conducted in Australia and its territories.  The fields of botany, zoology, and geology are considered in rotation.  For 2019, the medal will be awarded in geology.  The recipient may be resident in Australia or elsewhere. Nominations for the 2019 award will close on 30 September 2019. A letter of nomination and the nominee's full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Awards Committee at royalsoc@royalsoc.org.au. The…

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October 2019

Nominations Open: The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal

October 4, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Astronomical Society of Australia awards the Berenice and Arthur Page Medal for excellence in amateur astronomy in Australia and its territories. It is normally awarded every two years for scientific contributions by an amateur astronomer that has served to advance astronomy. The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal is presented at the biennial National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) by a representative of the ASA Council. The…

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Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (TAS)

October 15, 2019
Tasmania TAS

The Young Tall Poppies recognise excellence in early career research, alongside a proven passion for engaging the community with science. Winners of the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (‘Tall Poppies’) engage in activities to promote interest in science among school students and teachers, as well as an understanding and appreciation of science in the broader community.

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Award Ceremony: Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year – Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

October 16, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) The objective of the prize is to recognise and reward outstanding early to mid-career research and to demonstrate to the public, and to school students and science undergraduates in particular, that outstanding early to mid-career achievement in science is not only possible but can be of world-class importance. Prize value: $50,000; medal; lapel pin Eligibility criteria: Scientists - must be Australian citizen or permanent resident;…

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Award Ceremony: Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year – Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

October 16, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The objective of the prize is to recognise and reward outstanding early to mid-career research and to demonstrate to the public, and to school students and science undergraduates in particular, that outstanding early to mid -career achievement in science is not only possible but can be of world-class importance. Prize value: $50,000; medal; lapel pin Eligibility criteria: Scientists - must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; individuals only; within…

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Award Ceremony: Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

October 16, 2019

(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…

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Award Ceremony: Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

October 16, 2019

(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…

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Award Ceremony: Prize for New Innovators

October 16, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Prize for New Innovators recognises the achievements of promising early to-mid-career innovators from science and industry whose work has the potential to enhance our economy through the translation of scientific knowledge into a substantial commercial impact. Prize value: $50,000; medal; lapel pin Eligibility criteria: must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; within ten years (full time or full time equivalent) of completing their highest relevant tertiary qualification;…

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Award Ceremony: Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching

October 16, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools are awarded for excellence in teaching in any area of science that is part of the nominated teacher’s state or territory science, mathematics or technology syllabus. Each prize is awarded to an individual teacher who, through the impact of their inspirational teaching and the sharing of their methods and results with the science teaching…

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November 2019

Award Ceremony: Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research

November 1, 2019

(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: IRPE Prize in Marine Ecology

November 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The International Recognition of Professional Excellence (IRPE) Prize honours a young ecologist (not older than 40 years) who has published uniquely independent, original and/or challenging research representing an important scientific breakthrough, and/or who must work under particularly difficult conditions.

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Award Ceremony: CSL Florey Medal

November 11, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The 2019 CSL Florey Medal will be awarded to an Australian biomedical researcher for significant lifetime achievements in biomedical science and/or human health advancement for research conducted primarily in Australia. Prize value: $50,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; individual or team of up to 3 people; self nomination not allowed; available nationally.

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Award Ceremony: L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships

November 12, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships were launched in 2007 and have recognised 39 outstanding local scientists, supporting them to continue their research and help them rise to leadership positions in their field of expertise. Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and…

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Award Ceremony: John Maddox Prize

November 15, 2019

(Date is indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and…

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Nominations Close: The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal

November 29, 2019

The Astronomical Society of Australia awards the Berenice and Arthur Page Medal for excellence in amateur astronomy in Australia and its territories. It is normally awarded every two years for scientific contributions by an amateur astronomer that has served to advance astronomy. The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal is presented at the biennial National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) by a representative of the ASA Council. The winner now also receives free Honorary Associate membership of the ASA. The…

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December 2019

Award Ceremony: AAS Anton Hales Medal

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Anton Hales Medal recognises research in the Earth sciences and honours the contributions to the Earth sciences by the late Professor Anton L Hales FAA. Professor Hales was the founding director of the Research School of Earth Sciences in the Australian National University. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; normally resident in Australia, work done in Australia;…

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Award Ceremony: AAS Christopher Heyde Medal

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative of previous years. Check website for further details) The Christopher Heyde Medal honours the contributions to mathematics by Professor Christopher Charles Heyde AM, DSc, Hon DSc(Syd), FAA, FASSA. Professor Heyde was the Foundation Dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Australian National University, and Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Columbia University, New York. In recognition of Professor Heyde’s broad interests in the mathematical sciences the award is offered in one of three fields on a…

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