26 September 2023

Nominations for Science Prizes now open

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The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) has announced that nominations are now being taken for the 2022 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

In a statement, DISER said anyone could nominate their leaders, employees, colleagues or peers for Australia’s most prestigious awards in the area of science.

“We encourage nominations of people from across a range of disciplines who have made a significant contribution to science, research-based innovation or science, mathematics or technology teaching,” the Department said.

DISER outlined the four-stage process involved in nomination.

“First, submit your nomination for the Science and Innovation Prizes or the Science Teaching Prizes,” it said.

“You’ll need to provide a short summary of your nominee’s achievements, contact details for two supporters and two independent referees, and supporting documentation.

“Secondly, if your nominee is shortlisted, you’ll receive an email asking you to submit an online application form.”

The Department said the third stage involved an independent selection committee verifying claims made in the nomination submission.

“Finally, prize recipients and nominators will be notified of their award by phone and invited to attend the 2022 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science presentation event,” it said.

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science nominations close on 10 February.

Nominations for Australian scientists and innovators can be made at this PS News link and Australian science educators at this link.

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