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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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Nominations Close: Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research

July 29, 2019

The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia will award and celebrate two exceptional mid-career stem cell researchers with the Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research. The prizes recognize and honour the exceptional contribution made to stem cell research by Emeritus Professor Donald Metcalf AC FRS FAA. Professor Metcalf will be available to act as a mentor to the prize winners in the year following their award. The prizes support the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia’s mission to promote the…

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August 2019

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

August 9, 2019

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. The awards categories are: Outstanding Senior STEM Student – $5,000 each Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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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: 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: 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

Nominees Announced: Victoria Prize

September 9, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation recognises two outstanding scientists this year for their lifelong commitment and achievements. Two individual awards of $50,000 each will be presented – one for work in life sciences and one for work in physical sciences. Winners will be awarded $50,000 each for a discovery or innovation that has significantly advanced knowledge or has provided commercial and other benefits to the community.…

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Nominations Close: The Clarke Medal

September 30, 2019
New South Wales NSW

The Clarke Medal is awarded each year for distinguished research in the natural sciences conducted in Australia and its territories.  The fields of botany, zoology, and geology are considered in rotation.  For 2019, the medal will be awarded in botany.  The recipient may be resident in Australia or elsewhere. Nominations for the 2019 award will close on 30 September 2019. A letter of nomination and the nominee's full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Awards Committee at royalsoc@royalsoc.org.au. The…

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October 2019

Nominations Open: The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal

October 4, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) 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…

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

October 16, 2019

(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 16, 2019

(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 16, 2019

(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 16, 2019

(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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November 2019

Award Ceremony: Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research

November 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia will award and celebrate two exceptional mid-career stem cell researchers with the Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research. The prizes recognize and honour the exceptional contribution made to stem cell research by Emeritus Professor Donald Metcalf AC FRS FAA. Professor Metcalf will be available to act as a mentor to the prize winners in the year following their award. The prizes…

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Award Ceremony: CSL Florey Medal

November 11, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The 2019 CSL Florey Medal will be awarded to an Australian biomedical researcher for significant lifetime achievements in biomedical science and/or human health advancement for research conducted primarily in Australia. Prize value: $50,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; individual or team of up to 3 people; self nomination not allowed; available nationally.

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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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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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