This page provides a listing of upcoming Research Awards and Prizes offered by journals, conferences and professional organisations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days prior to the external submission date if you are intending to apply for
- A prize/award in this list or
- Another award/prize not in the list.
Prizes and awards which require review or submission by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research also have an internal closing date for submission and those dates are listed below.
Open awards and prizes
|Prize or Award||Description|| Internal due date |
(To DVRC Office)
|External due date|
|Max Crawford Medal|
Prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities. Presented biennially to an Australian-based, early career scholar for outstanding achievement in the humanities, whose research and publications make an exceptional contribution to the understanding of their discipline by the general public.
|N/A||20th April, 2020|
|Publication Subsidy Scheme||Subsidies of up to $3000 are awarded to support costs associated with publication, such as illustrations, maps and copyright fees.||N/A||20th April, 2020|
|Medal for Excellence in Translation||A monetary prize of $1000 awarded biennially for a book-length translation into English of a work of any genre (including scholarship) from any language and period.||N/A||20th April, 2020|
|APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE)||Annual award, valued at $25,000 USD (approximately $32,000 – $34,000 AUD), which recognises young scientists from APEC economies who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication, and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies. Theme for 2020 is Biodiversity for a Prosperous Economy.||06-April-2020||24th April, 2020|
|David Syme Research Prize (Academic Research)||An award of AUD $8,000 recognising original research produced in Australia in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry or geology.||06-April-2020||29th April, 2020|
|Churchill Fellowships||Fellowships of $25,000 each on average, for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of approximately 8 weeks to enable Australian citizens to undertake a research project overseas of a kind that is not readily available in Australia.||N/A||30th April, 2020|
|Tall Poppy Science Awards||Recognises the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators||03-April-2020||30th April, 2020|
|Various prizes of $10,000 each available for excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership and science engagement.||17-April-2020||1st May, 2020|
|Honorific Awards (3 categories: early, mid & prestigious career)||Various awards/medal/prizes in each category. Criteria and nomination forms available under each individual award.||N/A||1st May, 2020|
|Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for the Physical Sciences||For excellence in scientific research by an ECR in the physical sciences (which include Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, all branches of Engineering, and related sciences).||N/A||1st May, 2020|