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The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science – Science Teaching Prizes

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Close Date & Time:
12-Mar-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
381001 - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science is an element of the Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme. The prizes will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements in science, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching.

The prizes are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in Science Teaching Prizes.

The Science Teaching Prizes recognise Australian science educators for excellence in science teaching.

We welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a different range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

 There are two Science Teaching Prizes: 

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools ($50,000)

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools ($50,000).

Each prize recipient receives a medallion, lapel pin, prize money as described above and an award certificate.


To be eligible for a Science Teaching Prize, a nominee must:

  •  be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • have undertaken their teaching achievement for which they are nominated, in Australia

  • not be self-nominated
  • be a full time or part time registered teacher at a primary or secondary school listed on the Australian Schools List and be active in teaching science, mathematics or technology in the classroom at the time of their nomination.

For more information on eligiblity criteria, including for nominees, nominators and supporters please refer to section 4 of the Science Teaching Prizes Guidelines. Please ensure you read the guidelines before filling out a nomination.

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $50,000.00 to $50,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:
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