Awards and prizes

This page provides a listing of upcoming Research Awards and Prizes offered by journals, conferences and professional organisations. Please email 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 AwardDescription Internal due date
(To DVCR Office)
External due date
David and Valerie Solomon AwardThe David and Valerie Solomon Award is an early-mid career award for a science or technology graduate working in academia/research or industry R&D who demonstrates substantial ability to foster research-industry collaboration and knowledge transfer for the benefit of Australia. The winner will receive a unique award, a cash prize of $15,000 and 12 months mentoring from a senior entrepreneur/industry Fellow of the Academy with $5000 travel expenses to enhance this mentoring experience.

22 February 2021 17:00 (AEDT)

ICM Agrifood AwardThe ICM Agrifood Award recognises and acknowledge the outstanding work of two early career scientists or technologists. The awardees will have achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for their work in a field critical to continued improvement of the overall Australian food sector in the past five years. The award is made to one female and one male. Winners each receive $5000, sponsored by ICM Agribusiness, one of Australia’s major agribusiness groups.
22 February 2021 17:00 (AEDT)

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in: · scientific research · research-based innovation · excellence in science teaching The Science Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally. There are 5 Science Prizes for science and innovation: · Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ($250,000) · Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation ($250,000) · Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50,000) · Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50,000) · Prize for New Innovators ($50,000)23 February 2021
17:00 (AEDT)
Stage 1: 9 March 2021 9:00 AM (AEDT)
Parks & Leisure Australia - Awards of ExcellenceThese annual awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of 'the people behind the places' which promote good use of leisure time for a number of social, environmental and economic benefits to the community.N/A26 March 2021
Young Tall Poppy AwardsRecognises the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators.

22 March 2021



6 April 2021
David Syme Research PrizeAn award of AUD $9,000 recognising original research produced in Australia in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry or geology produced in Australia during the preceding two years.19 April 2021

28 April 2021

17:00 (AEDT)

Eureka Prizes (Australian Museum) – various prizes in:

  • Research & Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Science Engagement
Various prizes of $10,000 each available for excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership and science engagement.

17 May 2021

17:00 (AEDT)

28 May 2021

17:00 (AEDT)