Please see the Targeted Awards Bulletin below which provides you with an overview of some of the awards that were available in 2015.

 

Area of Interest

Award details (incl dates)

Australian Academy of Science

Early career scientific researchers in earth sciences

Anton Hales Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The purpose is to recognise distinguished research in the Earth sciences. It will be awarded to researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Early career scientific researchers in mathematical sciences

Christopher Heyde Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The award’s purpose is to recognise distinguished research in the mathematical sciences by researchers up to 10 years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Female early career scientific researchers in earth sciences

Dorothy Hill Award

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The award supports research in the Earth sciences, by female researchers up to 10 years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. An honorarium of $3000 is awarded.

Early career scientific researchers in biology

Fenner Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

Its purpose is to recognise distinguished research in biology (excluding the biomedical sciences) by researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

 Early career scientific researchers in the physical, terrestrial and planetary sciences

Frederick White Prize

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

This award recognises the achievements of scientists, up to 10 years post-PhD, in Australia who are engaged in research of intrinsic scientific merit that has made an actual or potential contribution to community interests, to rural or industrial progress, or to the understanding of natural phenomena. Relevant areas of research are mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, and the terrestrial and planetary sciences.

Early career scientific researchers in biomedical sciences

Gottschalk Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The purpose of this award is to recognise outstanding research in the medical sciences by researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. The awardee may not be a Fellow of the Academy.

Early career scientific researchers in engineering sciences

John Booker Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

This medal recognises outstanding research in the sciences that underpin chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical or materials engineering, and their associated disciplines.

Early career scientific researchers in chemistry

Le Fevre Memorial Prize

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The purpose of this prize is to recognise outstanding basic research in chemistry by researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Early career scientific researchers in physics

Pawsey Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The purpose of this medal is to recognise outstanding research in physics by scientists up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Early career scientific researchers in human genetics

Ruth Stephens Gani Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The purpose of this medal is to recognise distinguished research in human genetics, including clinical, molecular, population and epidemiological genetics and cytogenetics.  It will be awarded to early-career researchers up to 10 years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Mid-Career scientific researchers in global health

Gustav Nossal Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The award is open to global health researchers eight to fifteen years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Mid-Career scientific researchers in experimental biomedicine

Jacques Miller Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The award is open to experimental biomedicine researchers eight to 15 years pos-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.

Female mid-Career scientific researchers in the natural sciences

Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The award is open to female mid-career researchers, eight to fifteen years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career, in any branch of the natural sciences. Recipients will have established an independent research program and demonstrated exceptional leadership.

Chemistry

David Craig Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

This medal recognises contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia.

Mineral exploration

Haddon Forrester King Medal

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The Award is made to a scientist, resident in Australia or overseas, and normally awarded once every two years. It recognises original and sustained contributions to earth and related sciences of particular relevance to the discovery, evaluation and exploitation of mineral deposits, including the hydrocarbons.

Applied science

Ian Wark Medal and Lecture

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

The award recognises research which contributes to the prosperity of Australia where that prosperity is attained through the advancement of scientific knowledge or its application, or both.

Earth sciences

Mawson Medal and Lecture

Open: 24 February 2015

Closes: 30 April 2015

This medal recognises outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia.

L’Oreal Australia and New Zealand

Female early career scientific researchers

Women in Science Fellowship

Open: 2 March 2015

Closes: 7 April 2015

These fellowships are awarded to three female scientists with no more than five years of post-doctoral experience to assist their research at an Australian or New Zealand academic or research institution.

The Fellowships are intended to help early career women scientists to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science. The Fellowships are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date and who have an appropriate research plan that will be assisted by the one-year Fellowship.

Government of South Australia

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics research

South Australian Scientist of the Year

Open: 13 March

Close: 27 April

The South Australian Scientist of the Year recognises an individual who demonstrates outstanding excellence in any field of scientific endeavor and has made a significant national or international contribution to their field of research, providing evidence that their work has led to noteworthy change or achievement in the past 10 years.

Early career researcher in science, technology, engineering or mathematics research

PhD Research Excellence

Open: 13 March

Close: 27 April

This award recognises recent PhD graduates with outstanding early-career achievement in their field and strong potential to contribute to industry or enterprises in the state.  Evidence of excellence may include but is not limited to publications or conference presentations, examiner’s review statements or any awards during and/or as a result of the research.  Evidence of significant research collaboration and networking will also be assessed. 

Nominees must have received their conferral of degree no more than 12 months prior to the closure of this award.

Teacher of science, technology, engineering and/or the mathematics research

Early Career STEM Educator of the Year (tertiary)

Open: 13 March

Close: 27 April

This category recognises excellence in early career STEM education and teaching at the tertiary level and inspiring students to further study in the STEM disciplines.  Nominees must have no more than ten years workforce experience teaching STEM subjects at a tertiary level.

Australian Institute of Policy and Science

Early career scientific researchers

SA Young Tall Poppy Award

Opens: 23 February 2015

Closes: 5 April 2015

The Young Tall Poppy award recognises the achievements of Australia’s outstanding scientific researchers under the age of 35.  Selection criteria include outstanding research / academic achievement as well as excellence in communication and engagement to promote the understanding of science.


INFORMATION SESSION  

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 25 February 2015

Education Building Room 3.25  

The Research Services Office is hosting a Young Tall Poppy Award information session to introduce the award.  Following the introduction two of Flinders’ previous winners, Bradley Simpson and Paul Gardner-Stephen, will share their Tall Poppy Award experiences.  The session will close with time for your questions followed by tea and coffee.

For more information and to RSVP contact Tonia Keating on ext 17619.

Australian Museum

Environmental research

Eureka Prize - Environmental Research

Opens: 6 February 2015

Closes: 1 May 2015

Awarded to an individual or team for an outstanding research project in any field of the biological, physical, mathematical or biomedical sciences leading to the resolution of an environmental problem, including a challenge posed by climate change, or the management or protection of Australia’s environment.

Interdisciplinary scientific research

Eureka Prize - Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

Opens: 6 February 2015

Closes: 1 May 2015

Awarded to an individual or team who has produced research outcomes that are groundbreaking, set a new direction in the field and/or pioneer an entirely new area of enquiry.

Entries must also demonstrate the extent to which the research outcomes were only possible as a result of the integration of two or more unrelated disciplines.

All scientific research areas involving international collaboration

Eureka Prize - Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration

Opens: 6 February 2015

Closes: 1 May 2015

Awarded to an individual or team for outstanding scientific research that is the result of international collaboration and contributing to or addressing areas of global importance.

Infectious diseases

Eureka Prize - Infectious Disease Research

Opens: 6 February 2015

Closes: 1 May 2015

Awarded to a team or an individual, group or team for an outstanding contribution to infectious disease research with respect to human health.

Novel application of technology

Eureka Prize - Innovative Use of Technology

Opens: 6 February 2015

Closes: 1 May 2015

Awarded to an Australian individual, team or organisation that has used new or existing technology in an innovative way to significantly improve the outcome of their research.

The winner will be able to demonstrate how this innovative use of technology may influence Australian and global research.

Early career scientific researchers

Eureka Prize - Outstanding Early Career Researcher

Opens: 6 February 2015

Closes: 1 May 2015

Awarded for outstanding scientific research conducted by an individual or teams of early career researchers.

Individuals entering this prize must be 35 years or younger or be no more five years since being awarded their PhD and for team entry all members must meet this criteria.