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September 2019

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 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 geology.  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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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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