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February 2019

Nominations Open: Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

6 February, 2019

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 of public good. ​Each prize may be awarded to an individual or…

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March 2019

Nominations Close: NHMRC Science to Art Award

3 March, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Science to Art award is for outstanding images from health and medical research. Prize value: No cash award; travel to award dinner Eligibility criteria: NHMRC-funded researchers; no age limit; self nomination allowed; available nationally

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Nominations Close: L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships

4 March, 2019

The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships were launched in 2007 and have recognised 39 outstanding local scientists, supporting them to continue their research and help them rise to leadership positions in their field of expertise. Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and the winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment,…

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Nominations Close: Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

12 March, 2019

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 of public good. ​Each prize may be awarded to an individual or…

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April 2019

Expressions of Interest Close: BHERT Awards for Collaboration

16 April, 2019

In 1998 BHERT initiated a series of Awards to reinforce the importance of business-university partnerships in innovation, R&D and teaching. These are prestigious annual awards which recognise outstanding achievement in collaboration between the sectors of business and higher education. Award Applications are assessed by a panel of independent judges against a number of criteria. The submissions must be highly innovative and reflect a strong relationship between partners. The winning Projects are also those deemed to have measurable outcomes, and high…

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May 2019

Nominations Close: Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science

3 May, 2019

The 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science is awarded to a scientist who has used their leadership skills to create impact inside their institution, amongst their peers, within their discipline or in the wider community. To be considered an emerging leader you must be 35 years or younger or be no more than five years since being awarded your PhD. Prize value: $10,000 Eligibility criteria: Young scientists; under 35 years, or no more than 5 years since PhD;…

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Nominations Close: Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology

3 May, 2019

The ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is awarded to an Australian individual, team or organisation that has used new or existing technology in an innovative way to significantly improve the outcome of their research. The winner will demonstrate an innovative use of technology. A theoretical idea for innovative use of technology is insufficient. The entry must clearly outline what technologies have been used, how they have been used and how this application improved the overall outcome of…

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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 Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research

3 May, 2019

The Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science is awarded to a scientist who has shared their expertise with a broad audience - informing, enthusing and engaging the public. This prize is designed to recognise and encourage the efforts of an individual scientist working in any of the STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or medical research) who is effectively and consistently making their area of scientific expertise accessible, relevant and engaging to a broad public audience Prize value:…

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Entries Open: Premier’s Sustainability Awards (Victoria)

8 May, 2019

Victoria’s leading sustainability awards program, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards, are now open for entries, featuring a new category, that celebrates the outstanding contribution made by volunteers. The awards, now in its 17th year, recognise and celebrate Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future. Entries close 5pm 13 June 2019

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June 2019

Entries Close: Premier’s Sustainability Awards (Victoria)

13 June, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Victoria’s leading sustainability awards program, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards, are now open for entries, featuring a new category, that celebrates the outstanding contribution made by volunteers. The awards, now in its 17th year, recognise and celebrate Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future. Entries close 5pm 13 June 2019

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Nominations Close: Weickhardt Medal

14 June, 2019

The Weickhardt Medal for Distinguished Contribution to Economic Advancement is awarded to a full member (MRACI and above) of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute who, in the opinion of the judging committee has contributed significantly towards the economic advancement of the Australian economy through work in the chemistry area. The Award shall consist of a medal, named the Weickhardt medal. Candidates may apply or be nominated for this award. The candidate is required to be a current member for a…

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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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October 2019

Nominations Open: The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal

4 October, 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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November 2019

Applications Close: Engaging Science Grants (QLD)

4 November, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

The Engaging Science Grants are part of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy (PDF, 1.5MB)—a strategy with a vision to create a Queensland population that engages in and recognises, supports and advocates for science. The grants are designed to support scientists, researchers, science communicators, journalists, teachers, organisations and community groups to deliver science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that align with this vision. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible Queensland-based applicants and need to be spent within…

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Award Ceremony: L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships

12 November, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships were launched in 2007 and have recognised 39 outstanding local scientists, supporting them to continue their research and help them rise to leadership positions in their field of expertise. Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and…

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Nominations Close: The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal

29 November, 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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January 2020

Award Ceremony: Australian of the Year

January 26, 2020

Australia Day Committees in each state and territory decide the recipient of the award, based on demonstrated excellence in their field, significant contribution to the Australian community and nation, an inspirational role model for the Australian community. Selection panels 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 nationinnovation and creativity, contribution…

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Award Ceremony: Senior 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 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, contribution to…

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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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