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February 2018

Nominations open: EMBL PhD Symposium Travel Grant Program

8 February, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The EMBL PhD Symposium Travel Grant Program will financially support PhD students to attend the International EMBL PhD Symposium. Students in all fields of science are invited to apply. Prize value: $3,000 travel grant Eligibility criteria: PhD students; at an Australian university; students apply personally; available nationally.

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Nominations open: Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

26 February, 2018

Tall Poppies recognises excellence in early career research, alongside a proven passion for engaging the community with science. Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are in place in every state and territory. Winners participate in the Growing Tall Poppies campaign which aims to engage more secondary school students with science. Prize value: $6,000 Eligibility criteria: The 2018 awards are open to residents of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia working in…

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April 2018

Nominations close: Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

9 April, 2018

Tall Poppies recognises excellence in early career research, alongside a proven passion for engaging the community with science. Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are in place in every state and territory. Winners participate in the Growing Tall Poppies campaign which aims to engage more secondary school students with science. Prize value: $6,000 Eligibility criteria: The 2018 awards are open to residents of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia working in…

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July 2018

Finalists announced: Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

28 July, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher is awarded for outstanding scientific research conducted by an individual (or groups) of early career researcher(s) who are 35 years old or younger. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; under 35 years; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by an Australian; open to individuals, groups or teams, research must have been undertaken in Australia,…

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Finalists announced: Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science

28 July, 2018

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science is awarded to an Australian individual who has demonstrated an outstanding role and impact in science. These people can be found in universities, in research laboratories, in policy settings, in the media and in schools. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizen or resident, must have been working in Australia; individuals only, not teams; self nomination…

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August 2018

Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science

29 August, 2018

The CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science is awarded to an Australian individual who has demonstrated an outstanding role and impact in science. These people can be found in universities, in research laboratories, in policy settings, in the media and in schools. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizen or resident, must have been working in Australia; individuals only, not teams; self nomination allowed; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

29 August, 2018

The Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher is awarded for outstanding scientific research conducted by an individual (or groups) of early career researcher(s) who are 35 years old or younger. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; under 35 years; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by an Australian; open to individuals, groups or teams, research must have been undertaken in Australia, no more than 5 years prior to the closing date for entries

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February 2019

Nominations Close: The Bok Prize

8 February, 2019

The Bok Prize is awarded annually by the Astronomical Society of Australia to recognise outstanding research in astronomy or a closely related field, by an Honours student or eligible Masters student at an Australian university. The prize consists of the Bok Medal together with an award of $1000 and ASA membership for the following calendar year. The recipient is invited to present a paper on their research at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia, where the prize will…

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Nominations Close: The Charlene Heisler Prize

8 February, 2019

The Charlene Heisler Prize is awarded annually by the Astronomical Society of Australia for the most outstanding PhD thesis in astronomy or a closely related field, accepted by an Australian university. The thesis research must show outstanding excellence and originality. The Prize consists of the Charlene Heisler Medal together with an award of $1000 and ASA membership for the following calendar year. The recipient is invited to present a paper on their research at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society…

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March 2019

Nominations Close: Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education

28 March, 2019

The Peter Doherty awards recognise students, teachers, schools (both state and non-state), volunteers, mentors and organisations that demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland. Some prizes recognise a particular teaching achievement, others are intended as a lifetime or career award. Twenty-five prizes are awarded across six categories, with a total value of $125,000. Prize value: $5,000 per prize Eligibility criteria: Teachers and students; must be teaching or studying in a Queensland school; self nomination allowed; Queensland only…

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April 2019

Nominations Open: Cornforth Medal

1 April, 2019

The Board of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute awards the Cornforth Medal, a bronze relief medal bearing the words “For a Thesis on Chemical Research” commemorating the work of Sir John Cornforth AC CBE FRS. The medal is designed to give recognition of outstanding achievement in chemistry and to promote chemical communication. The medal is awarded to the candidate who is judged to have completed the most outstanding PhD thesis in a branch of chemistry, chemical science or chemical technology…

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Nomination Close: 2019 Premier’s Science Awards (WA)

23 April, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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May 2019

Nominations Close: Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science

3 May, 2019

The CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science is awarded to an Australian individual who has demonstrated an outstanding role and impact on science. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; no age limit; Australian citizen or resident, must have been working in Australia; individuals only, not teams; self nomination allowed; available nationally Nominations Close 7pm AEST Friday 3 May 2019

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Nominations Close: Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

3 May, 2019

The Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher is awarded for outstanding scientific research conducted by an individual early career researcher, who are 35 years old or younger. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Scientists; under 35 years; Australian citizens or residents, unless a member of a team led by an Australian; open to individuals, groups or teams, research must have been undertaken in Australia, no more than 5 years prior to the closing date for entries Nominations close 7pm…

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Nominations Close: Young Scientist Research Prizes

31 May, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Royal Society of Victoria has established four prestigious competitive prizes open to post-graduate, doctoral students in all areas of the Biomedical & Health Sciences, Biological Sciences (Non-human), Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences. Application is open to candidates in the fourth* year of their doctoral candidature in Universities in the State of Victoria at the time of application, and who are members of the Royal Society of Victoria. Candidates who have submitted their thesis are ineligible. Applications will open for the 2019…

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June 2019

Nominations Close: Cornforth Medal

14 June, 2019

The Board of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute awards the Cornforth Medal, a bronze relief medal bearing the words “For a Thesis on Chemical Research” commemorating the work of Sir John Cornforth AC CBE FRS. The medal is designed to give recognition of outstanding achievement in chemistry and to promote chemical communication. The medal is awarded to the candidate who is judged to have completed the most outstanding PhD thesis in a branch of chemistry, chemical science or chemical technology…

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July 2019

Finalists Announced: 2019 Eureka Prizes

26 July, 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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September 2019

Nominations close: CSIRO Indigenous STEM Awards

27 September, 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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November 2019

Nominations Close: BHP Foundation Science & Engineering Awards

1 November, 2019

The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards are Australia's most prestigious school science and engineering award, held in partnership between the BHP Foundation, CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). The Awards reward school-aged students who have undertaken practical research projects. The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards recognise and reward the next generation of STEM leaders who have undertaken innovative science or engineering projects. There are also awards for teachers to recognise outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to…

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January 2020

Award Ceremony: Young Australian of the Year

January 26, 2020

Australia Day Committees in each state and territory decide the recipient of the award on demonstrated excellence in their field, significant contribution to the Australian community and nation, an inspirational role model for the Australian community. Selection panels will also consider personal, academic and professional achievements, contribution in the relevant field (how has the nominee 'put back' into their field to benefit others), demonstrated leadership, personal interests and community involvement, contribution to the Australian community and national innovation and creativity,…

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