FYI REMINDER: 2013 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science Call for Nominations – Round Closing on 14 March 2013

REMINDER: First Round of Nominations Closes – 5.00 pm AEDT 14 March 2013

2013 PRIME MINISTER’S PRIZES FOR SCIENCE

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Online Nominations: http://www.innovation.gov.au/scienceprizes

Closing time/date for first stage of nominations: 5.00 pm AEDT 14 March 2013

We are seeking nominations for Australia’s national science and science teaching awards:

· The $300,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

· The $50,000 Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year

· The $50,000 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year

· The $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools

· The $50,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools


Please note the following changes for the 2013 Prizes:

· Nominations are now a two-stage process, making it easier to prepare first stage nominations.

· Past recipients of the Malcolm McIntosh Prize or the Science Minister’s Prize are now eligible to be nominated and considered for the major prize, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

· For the Malcolm McIntosh Prize and the Science Minister’s Prize, eligibility is now open to those achieving outstanding research outcomes within a ten-year full time equivalent period, including research conducted as part of studies for a Master’s degree or PhD.

· The $50,000 cash component of each of the Science Teaching Prizes will be shared equally between the teaching prize recipient and the school in which the recipient was teaching at the time of nomination.

Detailed information on eligibility criteria and selection information is available from:

Science Prizes Secretariat

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

PO Box 5322, KINGSTON ACT 2604

Phone: +61 2 6270 2878 or +61 2 6270 2826

Email: pmprize

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