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July 2019

Finalists Announced: 2019 Eureka Prizes

July 26, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) 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. Key Dates: Entries open Friday…

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Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (SA)

July 29, 2019
South Australia

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: The RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research

July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Victoria VIC

In its Centenary year (1959) the Royal Society of Victoria instituted a Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research. The Award consists of a Silver Medal, which is awarded annually for scientific research in one of four categories that rotate from year to year. Nominations are invited for the Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research 2019 in Category III: Earth Sciences. This category includes research in the disciplines of Geology, Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geophysics, Planetary Physics, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physical Geography, Palaeontology and…

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August 2019

Award Ceremony: SA Science Excellence Awards

August 9, 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre North Terrace, SA 5000 Australia

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 School Teaching Excellence in Research Collaboration The South Australian Scientist of the Year will receive…

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Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (NT)

August 10, 2019
Northern Territory NT

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)

August 13, 2019

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 the Year ($10,000 prize) ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year ($10,000 prize) Shell Aboriginal STEM…

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Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (NSW)

August 15, 2019
New South Wales NSW

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 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards

August 21, 2019
New South Wales NSW

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. The researcher positioned in 2nd place will receive the Bayer…

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Applications Close: Westpac Research Fellowship

August 26, 2019

The 2020 Westpac Research Fellowships reward two early career researchers working in a field of research one of the following universities: the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland and/or the University of Sydney. Successful applicants will work closely with Westpac on building their profile, developing their leadership skills and expanding their networks. They will also receive funding of a minimum of $400,000 over three years. For nomination criteria and information, visit: https://scholars.westpacgroup.com.au/scholarships/research-fellowship/#section1  Key dates: 2019…

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Award Ceremony: 2019 Eureka Prizes

August 28, 2019
Australian Museum, 1 William Street
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia

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 2019

Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (ACT)

September 3, 2019
Australian Capital Territory ACT

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)

September 10, 2019
Victoria VIC

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)

September 13, 2019
Queensland QLD

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)

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: 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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October 2019

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: 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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November 2019

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: 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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