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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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Award Ceremony: AAS Fenner Medal

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Fenner Medal recognises outstanding contributions to science. Its purpose is to recognise distinguished research in biology (excluding the biomedical sciences) by scientists. 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: Frederick White Prize

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Gottschalk Medal

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Gottschalk medal recognises outstanding research in the medical sciences. Prize value: $1,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career, may not be a Fellow of the Academy; 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 Le Fèvre Memorial Prize

December 1, 2019

(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 Pawsey Medal

December 1, 2019

(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, 2019

(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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April 2020

Nominations Close: AAS Moran Medal

30 April, 2020

(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: Medal; available biennially Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally Nominations will open in early 2020 for the 2021 award.

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July 2020

Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (SA)

27 July, 2020
South Australia

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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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August 2020

Award Ceremony: SA Science Excellence Awards

7 August, 2020
Adelaide Convention Centre North Terrace, SA 5000 Australia

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) The South Australian Science Excellence Awards acknowledge the outstanding work of SA's leading STEM professionals and educators, who have made a significant contribution in their field of research and continue to inspire future generations to become involved in science. In 2019, six awards are open for nomination: South Australian Scientist of the Year PhD Research Excellence STEM Professional STEM Educator of the Year Tertiary Teaching…

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Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (NT)

8 August, 2020
Northern Territory NT

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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: 2019 Premier’s Science Awards (WA)

11 August, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) The Premier's Science Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community. Award recipients exemplify the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in the State. The Awards cover all fields of science, including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics. In 2019, five categories are open for nomination: Scientist of the Year ($50,000 prize) Woodside Early Career Scientist of…

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Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (NSW)

13 August, 2020
New South Wales NSW

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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: 2020 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards

19 August, 2020
New South Wales NSW

(Date indicative of previous years. Check website for further information) The Centenary Institute's Medical Innovation Awards recognise some of Australia's inspirational young post-doctoral scientists and provided a catalyst for them to gain wider recognition for their research projects, particularly in the funding arena. The 1st place $30,000 In Memory of Neil Lawrence Prize, sponsored by Commonwealth Private, will be presented to the biomedical research scientist based in Australia who demonstrates the most creative and innovative approach to their research concept.…

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Award Ceremony: 2020 Eureka Prizes

26 August, 2020
Australian Museum, 1 William Street
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia

(Date indicative of previous years. Check website for further information) The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science. Presented annually in partnership with some of the nation's leading scientific institutions, government organisations, universities and corporations, the Eureka Prizes raise the profile of science and science engagement in the community by celebrating outstanding achievement.

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September 2020

Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (ACT)

1 September, 2020
Australian Capital Territory ACT

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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: Young Tall Poppy Awards (VIC)

8 September, 2020
Victoria VIC

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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: Young Tall Poppy Award (QLD)

11 September, 2020
Queensland QLD

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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: Young Tall Poppy Awards (WA)

17 September, 2020
Western Australia WA

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