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

The Science Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally.

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

There are five Science Prizes for science and innovation:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ($250,000)
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation ($250,000)
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
  • Prize for New Innovators ($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 Prize, a nominee must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • not be self-nominated
  • not be nominated in more than one prize category. Where a nominee is nominated in more than one category, the Prizes Secretariat will ask the nominee to select a single nomination to pursue.
  • meet the specific eligibility criteria for the nominated prize.

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

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $50,000.00 to $250,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:
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