Prime Minister's Science Awards: Nominations open

10 March 2015

The Prime Minister's Science Awards highlight achievements in science research. This year, the contribution of science to our economy will be explicitly recognised with a new prize, The Prime Minister’s Prize for the Commercial Application of Science.
The prizes are:

  • $250 000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
  • $250 000 Prime Minister’s Prize for the Commercial Application of Science (new prize)
  • $50 000 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
  • $50 000 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year

Nominations are now open and close at 5.00pm (Canberra time) on Thursday 26 March. For eligibility, selection criteria, nomination guidelines and examples of past winners, visit: www.industry.gov.au/scienceprizes