Each year the Australian Government honours Australia’s best science teachers along with scientists and innovators, through the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
There are two $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching—primary and secondary—awarded to teachers who are dedicated to effective and innovative science teaching.
Other prizes include
- $250,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
- $250,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
- $50,000 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
- $50,000 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
- $50,000 Prize for New Innovators.
The awards will be presented at a gala dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra, where the leaders of science, industry, education and government will have the chance to meet the recipients.
Nominations close at 5 pm Canberra time, Wednesday 12 April 2017.
It’s simple to nominate in the first (shortlisting) stage, with an online form. If a nomination is shortlisted, further material will be required in the final stage.
For eligibility, selection criteria, nomination guidelines and forms, visit: www.business.gov.au/scienceprizes or call 13 28 46.
To read more about past recipients and the awards dinner visit: www.science.gov.au/pmscienceprizes.