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January 2019

Nominations Open: 2020 Australian of the Year Awards

January 26, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Each year our nation celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia. The Awards honour an exceptional group of highly-respected Australians who ignite discussion and change on issues of national importance. The Australian of the Year Awards provides everyone with the opportunity to…

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June 2019

Nominations Close: The Verco Medal

June 30, 2019

The Verco medal is awarded for distinguished scientific work published by a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia. It is the highest honour that the Society can bestow on one of its Fellows. Only those who have made a significant, outstanding contribution to their field(s) of study receive the award. The first award of the medal was made to Prof Walter Howchin in 1929. Previous winners include: JB Cleland, T Harvey-Johnstone, Sir Douglas Mawson, HG Andrewartha, Reg Sprigg,…

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Nominations Close: The H.G. Andrewartha Medal

June 30, 2019

The H.G. Andrewartha Medal is awarded from time to time for truly outstanding published research by an Australian scientist still in an early stage of their scientific career. There is no restriction on where the work was done or in what discipline. Nor is the award confined to members of the Royal Society of South Australia. The Society decided to name the medal in honour of Prof. H.G. Andrewartha (1907-1992) past president and Vercoe Medallist of the Society, and internationally…

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July 2019

Nominations Close: NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering 2019

July 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering recognise excellence in science and engineering, and reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for New South Wales. The Prizes aim to raise community awareness and appreciation of the important contribution scientists and engineers make to our daily lives, and encourage careers in both fields. The top award, the prestigious NSW Premier's Prize for Scientist of the Year, will be awarded to an outstanding…

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Nominations Close: Victoria Prize

July 17, 2019

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. Created in 1998, the Victoria Prize celebrates leadership, determination, endeavour and creativity.…

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Nominations Close: John Maddox Prize

July 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working…

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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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Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (SA)

July 29, 2019
South Australia

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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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: Young Tall Poppy Awards (NT)

August 10, 2019
Northern Territory NT

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: 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: Young Tall Poppy Awards (NSW)

August 15, 2019
New South Wales NSW

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: 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

Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (ACT)

September 3, 2019
Australian Capital Territory ACT

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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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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Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (VIC)

September 10, 2019
Victoria VIC

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: Young Tall Poppy Award (QLD)

September 13, 2019
Queensland QLD

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: 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: 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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