15 April 2011
PMs Science prize
The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science - Nominations for 2011 now open
Closing date: 13 May 2011, AEST 5.00 pm
The Australian Government awards five prizes annually for outstanding scientific achievements and excellence in science teaching. These awards are the most prestigious and significant of their kind in Australia. Each award comprises a solid embossed gold/silver engraved medallion, with matching lapel pins, and tax-exempt cash components totalling A$500,000.
- 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 are now invited for these awards, which are offered to Australian citizens or those who hold permanent residence status in Australia. Nominations must 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.
We invite you to make a nomination for one or more of these Prizes, and request further that you distribute information concerning this call for nominations amongst the staff of your organisation.
Online Nominations: www.innovation.gov.au/scienceprizes
Enquiries or Expression of Interest: email@example.com
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science Secretariat
Science Communication & Strategic Partnerships
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research
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CANBERRA ACT 2600
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