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November 2019

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 David Craig Medal

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The David Craig Medal recognises the outstanding contribution to chemical research of Emeritus Professor David Craig, AC, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia. Prize value: No cash award; medal; present a lecture series Eligibility criteria: Scientists; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available…

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Award Ceremony: AAS Dorothy Hill Award

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Dorothy Hill Award honours the contributions of the late Professor Dorothy Hill FAA AC CBE FAA FRS to Australian Earth science and her work in opening up tertiary science education to women. The award supports research in the Earth sciences, by female researchers who have the potential to further contribute to a better understanding of Australian Earth science. Prize value: $5,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Female early career…

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Award Ceremony: Haddon Forrester King Medal

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Haddon Forrester King Medal, sponsored by Rio Tinto recognises the contributions of the late Haddon King to the application of the geological and related sciences to the search for mineral deposits in Australia. The award will be made to a scientist, resident in Australia or elsewhere, for original and sustained contributions to earth and related sciences. The award is for work of particular relevance to the discovery,…

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Award Ceremony: AAS Ian Wark Medal and Lecture

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Ian Wark Medal and Lecture recognises the contributions to Australian science and industry by the late Sir Ian Wark, CMG, CBE, FAA, FTSE. The award recognises contributions to the prosperity of Australia where such prosperity is attained through the advancement of scientific knowledge or its application, or both. Prize value: $3,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; awarded every two years; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: AAS Mawson Medal and Lecture

December 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years, Check website for further details) The Mawson Lectures, delivered at the Congresses of the Geological Society of Australia, recognise outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia. The lecture commemorates the work of the late Sir Douglas Mawson, FAA, FRS. Lecturers are also awarded a medal which is presented at the Academy's annual meeting. The award is made to coincide with each convention of the Geological Society of Australia. Prize value: No cash award;…

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Nominations Close: Gruber International Prizes

December 15, 2019

The International Prize Program honors individuals in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, and Neuroscience, whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. In the spring of 2011, Yale University and The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation signed an agreement that established The Gruber Foundation, which will carry on its philanthropic mission from Yale. The Foundation’s Science Prizes and its Young Scientist Awards will remain the same; the missions of the Justice and Women’s…

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April 2020

Nominations Close: AAS Hannan Medal

30 April, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Hannan Medal recognises the achievements in time series analysis of the late Professor E.J. Hannan, FAA. Because of Professor Hannan's broad interests in the mathematical sciences the award is made in one of three areas in turn at two-yearly intervals – pure mathematics; applied and computational mathematics and statistical science. Although work carried out during a candidate's entire career will be taken into consideration, special weight will…

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Nominations Close: AAS Jacques Miller Medal

30 April, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Jacques Miller Medal for Experimental Biomedicine has been established to honour the contributions made to science by Professor Jacques Miller AC FAA FRS that include the discovery of the function of the thymus and the identification, in mammalian species, of the two major subsets of lymphocytes and their functions. The award will be awarded annually from 2015 for three years and biennially from 2019 and is restricted…

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Nominations Close: AAS Jaeger Medal

30 April, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Jaeger Medal recognises the contribution of Professor John Conrad Jaeger, FAA, FRS, to Australian Earth science. The award is made to a scientist for investigations of a high order into the solid Earth or its oceans carried out in Australia or having some connection with Australian Earth science. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; for work done in Australia; awarded every two years; nominations…

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Nominations Close: AAS Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture

30 April, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture recognises scientific research of the highest standing in the physical sciences, and honours the contributions of Australia's early scientific researchers. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; must reside mainly in Australia; alternate years with Macfarlane Burnett medal; nominations by Academy Fellows; available nationally Nominations are by Academy Fellows only. Candidates may be non Fellows. Nominations will open in early…

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May 2020

Award Ceremony: Awards for Excellence in Innovation

14 May, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) CoThe Awards for Excellence in Innovation were initiated in 1999 to recognise outstanding examples of the transfer of CRC research results, knowledge and technologies that have been developed for a wide range of users of research, including the community, companies, and government agencies. Up to four Awards are available for innovation with demonstrated impact for Australia. The impact might arise from innovation in the application and use of…

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June 2020

Nominations Close: Australian Institute of Physics Alan Walsh Medal for Service to Industry

5 June, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Award will be given for physics research and/or development that has led to patents, processes or inventions which, in the opinion of the judging panel, have led to significant industrial and/or commercial outcomes, such as devices that are being manufactured or have influenced a major industrial process. This award, given every second year, recognises significant contributions by a practicing physicist to industry in Australia. Prize value: No…

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Nominations Close: Australian Institute of Physics Education Medal

5 June, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The prize is awarded to any member of the AIP who is judged to have made a significant contribution to physics education in Australia. In determining the recipient of the award, the quality of the work, the significance to physics education, and the creativity displayed will be taken into account. Prize value: No cash award; medal; present a paper at the AIP Congress Eligibility criteria: AIP members only…

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Nominations Close: Australian Institute of Physics Harrie Massey Medal and Prize

5 June, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The prize is awarded every two years for contributions to physics or its applications made by an Australian physicist working anywhere in the world, or by a non Australian resident in, and for work carried out in, Australia. The prize is awarded every two years for contributions to physics or its applications. Prize value: No cash award; medal; present a lecture at the AIP Congress, and an article…

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August 2020

Award Ceremony: Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education

7 August, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners (volunteers, mentors and organisations) who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland. 2019 marks the 16th year of the awards named after Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize-winning scientist who was educated at Indooroopilly State High School and the University of Queensland.…

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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: 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: 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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October 2020

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

14 October, 2020

(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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