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July 2019

Nominations Close: 2019 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards

July 5, 2019

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. The researcher positioned in 2nd place will receive the Bayer…

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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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Nominations Close: Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research

July 29, 2019

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 support the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia’s mission to promote the…

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Nominations Close: The RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research

July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Victoria VIC

In its Centenary year (1959) the Royal Society of Victoria instituted a Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research. The Award consists of a Silver Medal, which is awarded annually for scientific research in one of four categories that rotate from year to year. Nominations are invited for the Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research 2019 in Category III: Earth Sciences. This category includes research in the disciplines of Geology, Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geophysics, Planetary Physics, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physical Geography, Palaeontology and…

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August 2019

Applications Close: Westpac Research Fellowship

August 26, 2019

The 2020 Westpac Research Fellowships reward two early career researchers working in a field of research one of the following universities: the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland and/or the University of Sydney. Successful applicants will work closely with Westpac on building their profile, developing their leadership skills and expanding their networks. They will also receive funding of a minimum of $400,000 over three years. For nomination criteria and information, visit: https://scholars.westpacgroup.com.au/scholarships/research-fellowship/#section1  Key dates: 2019…

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September 2019

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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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 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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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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Applications Close: 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Applications are now open for the 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Awards are open to anyone aged 18-35 who want to make a difference in agriculture. Successful applications will receive a grant of up to $22,000 to fund their project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers, innovators and others active in the agriculture sector who have an original and innovative project that will contribute to…

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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: IRPE Prize in Marine Ecology

November 1, 2019

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The International Recognition of Professional Excellence (IRPE) Prize honours a young ecologist (not older than 40 years) who has published uniquely independent, original and/or challenging research representing an important scientific breakthrough, and/or who must work under particularly difficult conditions.

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Nominations Close: BHP Foundation Science & Engineering Awards

November 1, 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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Applications Close: Engaging Science Grants (QLD)

November 4, 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: 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: L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships

November 12, 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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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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