With just over two weeks until nominations close for the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes (April 28), Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel called on Australians to keep the great stories coming forward.
“As Chief Scientist, I am encouraged every day by the science stories I hear,” said Dr Finkel. “The depth and breadth of our science community is extraordinary, and its contribution to our nation is profound.
“The prizes celebrate the teachers, researchers and entrepreneurs who show us just how exciting our future might be – with the winners receiving substantial prize money.”
This year the prizes include a new award, the Prize for New Innovators, celebrating early career researchers putting knowledge to work in the community.
The Chief Scientist will chair the selection committee. Now in their 16th year, the prizes recognise the significant advancement of knowledge through scientific research, innovation and teaching.
For further details about the prizes and to nominate, visit Science Prizes.