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January 2020

Award ceremony: Australia’s Local Hero

26 January, 2020

The Local Hero award acknowledges a significant contribution at local community level. 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, contribution to development of regional community and/or economy, future goals and likely impact, degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made, voluntary work beyond paid employment, and nature and…

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Award ceremony: Australian of the Year

26 January, 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

26 January, 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

26 January, 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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February 2020

Nominations close: AAS WH Gladstones Population and Environment Fund

3 February, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The W H Gladstones Population and Environment Fund was established in 2010 through generous donations of the late Dr William H Gladstone. The W H Gladstones Population and Environment Fund offers support for empirical research into how the size, distribution, material aspirations and other characteristics of Australia’s population are likely to affect our environment – not only our land and landscape, but also social cohesion, health, the economy…

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April 2020

Nominations close: AAS Hannan Medal

30 April, 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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Nominations close: AAS Jacques Miller Medal

30 April, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Jacques Miller Medal for Experimental Biomedicine has been established to honour the contributions made to science by Professor Jacques Miller AC FAA FRS that include the discovery of the function of the thymus and the identification, in mammalian species, of the two major subsets of lymphocytes and their functions. The award will be awarded annually from 2015 for three years and biennially from 2019 and is restricted…

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Nominations close: AAS Jaeger Medal

30 April, 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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Nominations close: AAS Moran Medal

30 April, 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: Medal; available biennially Eligibility criteria: Scientists - early career; under 40 years old; nominations by colleagues or supervisors; available nationally Nominations will open in early 2020 for the 2021 award.

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Nominations close: AAS Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture

30 April, 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 Nominations are by Academy Fellows only. Candidates may be non Fellows. Nominations will open in early…

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June 2020

Nominations close: Australian Institute of Physics Alan Walsh Medal for Service to Industry

5 June, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The Award will be given for physics research and/or development that has led to patents, processes or inventions which, in the opinion of the judging panel, have led to significant industrial and/or commercial outcomes, such as devices that are being manufactured or have influenced a major industrial process. This award, given every second year, recognises significant contributions by a practicing physicist to industry in Australia. Prize value: No…

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Nominations close: Australian Institute of Physics Education Medal

5 June, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The prize is awarded to any member of the AIP who is judged to have made a significant contribution to physics education in Australia. In determining the recipient of the award, the quality of the work, the significance to physics education, and the creativity displayed will be taken into account. Prize value: No cash award; medal; present a paper at the AIP Congress Eligibility criteria: AIP members only…

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Nominations close: Australian Institute of Physics Harrie Massey Medal and Prize

5 June, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details) The prize is awarded every two years for contributions to physics or its applications made by an Australian physicist working anywhere in the world, or by a non Australian resident in, and for work carried out in, Australia. The prize is awarded every two years for contributions to physics or its applications. Prize value: No cash award; medal; present a lecture at the AIP Congress, and an article…

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