ECM Faculty Focus
The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research awards five prizes for outstanding scientific achievements and excellence in science teaching.
The major Prize, the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, is one of the nation's most highly-regarded awards and the premier national award for scientific achievement. These awards are the most prestigious and significant of their kind granted by Australian Government. Each award comprises solid gold or silver engraved medallions with matching lapel pins in jarrah presentation cases, and grants totaling $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.
Nominations for these awards are offered 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 achievements and who can offer expert opinions on its worth. Self nominations will not be considered.
For further information, please visit https://www.innovation.gov.au/scienceprizes.
Entries close: 8 May 2009