[ASC-list] Inspiring Australia update: Nominations Open for 2013 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Jesse Shore jesse at prismaticsciences.com
Sun Feb 3 12:26:25 UTC 2013


Inspiring Australia update: Nominations Open for 2013 Prime Minister's
Prizes for Science

 

The 2012 awards event for the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science was
outstanding. A number of ASC members are involved with the Prizes and it
would be good to hear their views on what the program means to them. Here's
the first announcement from Inspiring Australia about the 2013 prizes.

 

 

Inspiring Australia is pleased to announce that first-stage nominations for
the 2013 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are now open.

 

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science is a core component of the Inspiring
Australia program designed to inspire a sense of national pride by promoting
activities that recognise and reward the achievements and successes of
Australians in the science and science teaching.

 

The five prizes are: 

.        The Prime Minister's Prize for Science (A$300,000);

.        The Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
(A$50,000);

.        The Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
(A$50,000);

.        The Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in
Primary Schools; (A$50,000); and

.        The Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in
Secondary Schools (A$50,000). 

 

In addition to the prize monies, each recipient will also receive an award
certificate and a medallion with lapel pin, presented at a black-tie dinner
in the Great Hall of Parliament House.

 

Updates to Selection and Nomination Guidelines

 

For 2013, a number of updates of the selection and nomination guidelines
have taken effect, to the effect that:

 

.        Past recipients of the Malcolm McIntosh and Science Minister's
Prizes are eligible to be nominated and considered for Prime Minister's
Prize for Science award, subject to eligibility criteria being met.

.        For the Malcolm McIntosh and Science Minister's Prizes, nominees
must have achieved outstanding research results within a full-time
equivalent research career of ten years, including research conducted as
part of studies for a Master's degree or PhD.

.        In recognition for the schools associated with the winning science
teachers, the A$50,000 cash component of the Science Teaching Prizes will be
share equally between the prize recipient and the school in which the prize
recipient was teaching at the time of nomination.  The school's share of the
monies must be used to finance a project or projects that will improve the
school's capacity to teach science.  

.        Nominations for all five Prizes will be conducted in two stages, a
first stage simplified submission with those shortlisted nominees then
invited to submit a detailed nomination as part of the second stage.

 

Nominations for the 2013 Prizes close 14 March. See
<http://www.innovation.gov.au/scienceprizes>
http://www.innovation.gov.au/scienceprizes or email
<mailto:pmprize at innovation.gov.au> pmprize at innovation.gov.au for further
details.

 

 

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian
Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research
and Tertiary Education in partnership with the Australian Science
Communicators: - at
http://www.asc.asn.au/blog/2013/02/03/inspiring-australia-update-nominations
-open-for-2013-prime-ministers-prizes-for-science/.

 

Cheers, 
Jesse

 

Jesse Shore

Immediate past- president, Australian Science Communicators 



 <http://www.asc.asn.au/> http://www.asc.asn.au/

 

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