ECM Faculty Focus
The Australian Government awards five prizes annually for outstanding scientific achievements and excellence in science and science teaching. These awards are the most prestigious and significant of their kind in Australia. Each award comprises an embossed medallion, with matching lapel pin in jarrah presentation case, and cash prizes totaling A$500,000.
The five award categories include:
- The Prime Minister's Prize for Science;
- The Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year;
- The Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year;
- The Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools; and
- The Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.
The Department is currently seeking nominations for these awards, which are open to Australian citizens or those who hold permanent residence status in Australia. Nominations should be made by nominators who are personally knowledgeable of the nominated person's achievements and who can offer expert opinions on its worth. Self nominations will not be considered.
Closing date: Friday, 21 May 2010, 5.00pm AEST
Further information on Eligibility Criteria and Selection Information is available from:
Science Prizes Secretariat
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Phone: (02) 6270 2878
Fax: (02) 6213 7125
A nomination's kit providing information on the awards and detailing the nominations procedure can be found at the website.