Australian Institute of Policy & Science: Young Tall Poppy Science Awards 2017

The Australian Institute of Policy & Science Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise excellence in early career research across all the sciences including mathematics, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Nominations from those working in industry or policy sectors and demonstrating an equally high level of research achievement to those in research institutions are encouraged.


The 2017 awards are open to residents of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia working in all fields of science, including biomedical, engineering, mathematics, technology and other applied or cross disciplinary sciences.

Nominees must also:

  • be no more than 35 years of age as at the nomination closing date;
  • hold a PhD;
  • be working in Australia and have undertaken a significant portion of their postgraduate research in Australia, and
  • be committed to carrying out their research/work in Australia in 2018 to allow them to participate in outreach activities.

Only individual scientists are eligible (not research teams). Self-nominations are not eligible. Nominees must be either permanent residents or citizens of Australia. New Zealand citizens may also apply, subject to fulfilling the criteria above.

Value of the Award

All Young Tall Poppies receive a certificate and a trophy alongisde public/peer recognition at an awards ceremony.

South Australian winners receives a cash prize for the SA Young Tall Poppy of the Year, which will be awarded at the SA Science Excellence Awards.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

Applications are submitted directly to the Sponsor by 9 April 2017

Further Information

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