The NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering recognise excellence in science and engineering. Application are now invited from leading researchers for cutting-edge work across nine categories that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for New South Wales. Nominations must be received by 30 June.
Held annually since 2008, the Prizes reflect the State Government’s strong commitment to the local research and development community. They aim to raise community awareness and appreciation of the important contribution scientists and engineers make to our daily lives, and encourage careers in both fields.
The top award, the prestigious NSW Premier’s Prize for Scientist of the Year, will be awarded to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of science and/or engineering which has benefited or has the potential to benefit the people of New South Wales. The Prizes are presented by the NSW Premier, with the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), as Patron.
In 2017, a trophy and $5,000 in prize money will be awarded to individual winners across nine categories:
- Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics
- Excellence in Biological Sciences (Ecology, environmental, agricultural and organismal)
- Excellence in Medical Biological Sciences (Cell and molecular, medical, veterinary and genetics)
- Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technology
- Energy Innovation in NSW
- NSW Early Career Researcher of the Year
- Leadership in Innovation in NSW
- Innovation in NSW Public Sector Science and Engineering
- Innovation in Science and Mathematics Teaching in NSW
The prestigious NSW Premier’s Prize for Scientist of the Year, with prize money of $60,000, will be awarded to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of science and/or engineering which has benefited or has the potential to benefit the people of New South Wales.
Read more about the prizes and how to apply: http://www.chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au/premiersprizes