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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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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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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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December 2020

Award Ceremony: AAS Moran Medal

1 December, 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: $1,000; medal; available biennially Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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