Awards and prizes

The list below is intended as a guide to some of the more prestigious prizes and awards. There are many prizes and awards offered by journals, conferences and professional organisations. Use Research Professional to find them.

If you find another opportunity, please lodge a Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) (DOC, 43KB) as soon as possible and submit the complete application and signed coversheet (DOC, 31KB) at least 10 working days prior to the external submission date via email to Amanda Notini at

Open awards and prizes

NOIS due Prize or Award Complete application & signed coversheet due
26 Feb 2018Prime Minister's Prizes for Science - Includes Prizes for Science, Innovation, New Innovators, Life Scientist of the Year and Physical Scientist of the Year12 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018NFMRI - John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation15 Mar 2018
02 Mar 2018Cancer Research UK - Translational Cancer Research Prize or Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Prize16 Mar 2018
02 Mar 2018Australian Society for Microbiology - Frank Fenner Award16 Mar 2018
05 Mar 2018Australian Academy of the Humanities - including the Medal for Excellence in Translation, Max Crawford Medal and Humanities Travelling Fellowship 19 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018Australian Institute of Policy and Science - Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.
Note: Info session at Deakin on Wed 21 Mar from 2-4pm. Register to attend by emailing
26 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018Australian Academy of Science - APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE)23 Mar 2018
30 Mar 2018Winston Churchill Memorial Trust - Churchill Fellowship
Note: Info session on Tue 27 Feb in Melbourne
13 Apr 2018
30 Mar 2018University of Melbourne - David Syme Research Prize13 Apr 2018
03 Apr 2018Australian Academy of Science - Honorific Awards
Note: Please specify the name of medal/award/prize in NOIS
17 Apr 2018
03 Apr 2018Engineers Australia - Awards of Excellence in Chemical Engineering17 Apr 2018
06 Apr 20182018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes20 Apr 2018
02 May 2018Capstone Editing - Carer's Travel Grant for Academic Women16 May 2018
01 Jun 2018Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences - Kuwait Prize15 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018Australian-American Fulbright Commission - Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Professional and Senior Scholarships (all disciplines) and a Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and/or Life Sciences.
Note: Student applicants should contact
29 Jun 2018