The Academy of Science’s Honorific awards are now open to senior scientists as well as early- and mid-career researchers who are making amazing contributions to Australian science across a range of disciplines in the physical and biological sciences. View the list of recipients.
Most honorific awards are open to any scientist normally resident in Australia. Nominations may be made by anyone in the scientific community, with the exception of the Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture for which nominations may only be made by Academy Fellows.
Early-career awards: recognising outstanding contributions to the advancement of science by scientists up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination
- Anton Hales Medal– Recognising distinguished research in the Earth sciences
- Dorothy Hill Award – Recognising research in the Earth sciences by female researchers
- Fenner Medal – Recognising distinguished research in biology (excluding the biomedical sciences)
- Gottschalk Medal – Recognising outstanding research in the medical sciences
- John Booker Medal – Recognising outstanding research in engineering mechanics and related fields within engineering and applied mathematics disciplines
- Le Fèvre Memorial Prize – Recognising outstanding basic research in chemistry
- Moran Medal – Recognising outstanding research in one or more of the fields of applied probability, biometrics, mathematical genetics, psychometrics and statistics
- Pawsey Medal – Recognising outstanding research in physics
- Ruth Stephens Gani Medal – Recognising distinguished research in human genetics, including clinical, molecular, population and epidemiological genetics and cytogenetics
- Christopher Heyde Medal – Recognising distinguished research in pure mathematics; applied, computational and financial mathematics; and probability theory, statistical methodology and their applications
- Frederick White Prize – Recognising achievements of scientists engaged in research of intrinsic scientific merit that have 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 physics, astronomy, chemistry, and the terrestrial and planetary sciences
Mid-career awards: recognising outstanding contributions to the advancement of science by scientists 8-15 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination
- Gustav Nossal Medal – Open to global health researchers.
- Jacques Miller Medal – Open to experimental biomedicine researchers
- Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science – Open to female mid-career researchers in any branch of the natural sciences
Career awards: recognising life-long achievement in the outstanding contribution to the advancement of science
- David Craig Medal and Lecture – Recognising contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry
- Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture – Recognising scientific research of the highest standing in the biological sciences (Nominations are invited from Academy Fellows only)
- Haddon Forrester King Medal, sponsored by Rio Tinto – Recognising original and sustained contributions to earth and related sciences of particular relevance to the discovery, evaluation and exploitation of mineral deposits, including the hydrocarbons
- Ian Wark Medal and Lecture – Recognising research that contributes to the prosperity of Australia where that prosperity is attained through the advancement of scientific knowledge, its application, or both
- Mawson Medal and Lecture – Recognising outstanding contributions to earth science
The nomination deadline for honorific awards is 20 April 2017.
If you decide to apply for any of these prizes or awards, please contact Dale Godfrey.
Prior to submission please ensure that your University of Adelaide Researcher Profile page is up to date.