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August 2020

Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (NSW)

13 August, 2020
New South Wales NSW

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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: 2020 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards

19 August, 2020
New South Wales NSW

(Date indicative of previous years. Check website for further information) The Centenary Institute's Medical Innovation Awards recognise some of Australia's inspirational young post-doctoral scientists and provided a catalyst for them to gain wider recognition for their research projects, particularly in the funding arena. The 1st place $30,000 In Memory of Neil Lawrence Prize, sponsored by Commonwealth Private, will be presented to the biomedical research scientist based in Australia who demonstrates the most creative and innovative approach to their research concept.…

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Award Ceremony: 2020 Eureka Prizes

26 August, 2020
Australian Museum, 1 William Street
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia

(Date indicative of previous years. Check website for further information) 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 2020

Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (ACT)

1 September, 2020
Australian Capital Territory ACT

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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 (VIC)

8 September, 2020
Victoria VIC

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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)

11 September, 2020
Queensland QLD

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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)

17 September, 2020
Western Australia WA

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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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October 2020

Award Ceremony: Young Tall Poppy Awards (TAS)

13 October, 2020
Tasmania TAS

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website closer to date for further details) 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: Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year – Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

14 October, 2020

(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

14 October, 2020

(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

14 October, 2020

(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

14 October, 2020

(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: Prize for New Innovators

14 October, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Prize for New Innovators recognises the achievements of promising early to-mid-career innovators from science and industry whose work has the potential to enhance our economy through the translation of scientific knowledge into a substantial commercial impact. Prize value: $50,000; medal; lapel pin Eligibility criteria: must be Australian citizen or permanent resident; within ten years (full time or full time equivalent) of completing their highest relevant tertiary qualification;…

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Award Ceremony: Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching

14 October, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools are awarded for excellence in teaching in any area of science that is part of the nominated teacher’s state or territory science, mathematics or technology syllabus. Each prize is awarded to an individual teacher who, through the impact of their inspirational teaching and the sharing of their methods and results with the science teaching…

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December 2020

Award Ceremony: AAS Hannan Medal

1 December, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Jaeger Medal

1 December, 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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Award Ceremony: AAS Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture

1 December, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) This award's purpose is to recognise outstanding basic research in chemistry by scientists. Prize value: $4,000; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: AAS Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture

1 December, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture recognises scientific research of the highest standing in the physical sciences, and honours the contributions of Australia's early scientific researchers. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; must reside mainly in Australia; alternate years with Macfarlane Burnett medal; nominations by Academy Fellows; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: AAS Moran Medal

1 December, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) This award's purpose is to recognise outstanding research by scientists under 40 in one or more of the fields of applied probability, biometrics, mathematical genetics, psychometrics and statistics. Prize value: $1,000; medal; available biennially Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally

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Award Ceremony: AAS Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal

1 December, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The purpose of the medal is to recognise outstanding achievement by a scientist in Australia for research in mathematics or physics. The Lyle Medal recognises the contribution of Sir Thomas Ranken Lyle, FRS, to Australian science and industry generally and in particular to his own fields of physics and mathematics. Prize value: No cash award; medal Eligibility criteria: Scientists; must reside mainly in Australia; awarded every two years;…

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