News & Views item - January 2012
Nominations Called for Prime Minister's Science Prizes 2012. (January 30, 2012)
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Chris Evans, have called for "the science community to nominate outstanding colleagues" for the 2012 Prime Minister's Science Prizes.
The prizes are awarded in five categories:
Prime Ministerís Prize for Science ($300,000);
Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50,000);
Science Ministerís Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50,000);
Prime Ministerís Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools ($50,000); and
Prime Ministerís Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools ($50,000).
Click to watch 3 minute video of 2011 primary school winner
Nominations close on 27 April 2012 and the Prizes will be announced later in the year.
For additional information on the Prizes and to nominate online go to www.innovation.gov.au/scienceprizes.