Nominations now open for 2024 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science
Nominations for Australia’s most prestigious science prizes are now open and the search is on for Australia’s most outstanding scientists, research-based innovators, and science teachers.
The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognise significant advancement of knowledge across a diverse range of science fields, and the critical role teachers play in inspiring the next generation of scientists.
Nominating someone for a Prime Minister’s Prize for Science is the first step – no-one can be recognised unless you nominate them. Nominations can be made by peers or colleagues.
Nominations are open until February 8 with $750,000 in prize money to be distributed across seven categories:
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
- Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
- Prize for New Innovators
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.
The 2023 Prizes celebrated Australia’s excellence in quantum computing and pharmaceutical innovation and outstanding science teaching, highlighting the important contribution science makes to our nation.
Nominations close at 5pm on February 8.
More information about the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science and how to nominate can be found at: https://industry.gov.au/PMPrizes
Quotes attributable to the Hon Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science:
“The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science is Australia’s biggest annual opportunity to recognise and celebrate the important work of our scientists, innovators and STEM teachers.
“I always look forward to the opportunity to showcase Australia’s world-class science and research sector and I strongly encourage people to put their nominations forward for the 2024 prizes.”