The Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research and innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science.
Presented annually in partnership with some of the nation's leading scientific institutions, government organisations, universities and corporations, the Eureka Prizes raise the profile of science and science engagement in the community by celebrating outstanding achievement.
This year there are 16 prizes on offer across the categories of Research and Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement and School Science. Prizes cover a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and aim to recognise the work of scientists, researchers and science communicators at all career stages. Entrants can either enter themselves, or be nominated by others, and there is a prize pool of $160,000 to be shared between winners.
There is one prize that would be of particular interest to ADM readers – the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia. This awarded for outstanding research that has led to, or is likely to lead to, innovative solutions for Australia's national security.
Examples of previous prize winners are preeminent scientists including Professor Benjamin Eggleton, Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute; Team GreyScan; and Sapphire Clock Team, to name a few.
Entries close 7pm AEST, Friday 28 May 2021. Other key dates are:
- Finalist and highly commended entrants notified by Friday 30 July
- Finalists announced Thursday 2 September
- Winners announced Thursday 7 October