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April 2020

Nominations Close: AAS Hannan Medal

April 30, 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

April 30, 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

April 30, 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

April 30, 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

May 26, 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

June 5, 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

June 5, 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

June 5, 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

August 7, 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

August 7, 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)

August 11, 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

August 26, 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

October 14, 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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Award Ceremony: Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year – Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

October 14, 2020

(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 14, 2020

(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 14, 2020

(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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December 2020

Award Ceremony: AAS Hannan Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Jaeger Medal

December 1, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture

December 1, 2020

(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 Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture

December 1, 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

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