Australian Institute of Policy & Science: Young Tall Poppy Science Awards 2019 – Nominations now open

The prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researcher sand communicators.

Uniquely, these awards recognise excellence in early career research across all the sciences including mathematics, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.


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.

Nominations 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 2019 to allow them to participate in research activities;
  • be individual scientists (not research teams). Self-nominations are not eligible;
  • be either permanent residents or citizens of Australia. New Zealand citizens may also apply, subject to fulfilling the above criteria.
  • The selection committee will take into account personal or extenuating circumstances that might provide grounds for consideration outside the above age criterion. Please include details in the nomination form such as: time out for maternity/parental leave, significant breaks in research time

Submission Requirements & Due Date

  • Applications are submitted directly to the Sponsor by midnight 10 April 2019
  • If you are considering self-nomination or nominating any of your colleagues, staff or students, please contact dvcrschemes for support.
  • Prior to submission please ensure that your University of Adelaide Researcher Profile page is up to date.

Further Information

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