Nominations are now open for the Academy’s 2021 honorific awards, and applications are open for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships.

The awards and funding opportunities shine a light on researchers who are making outstanding contributions to science and progressing the advancement of science in Australia.

The awards recognise remarkable achievements in research fields including Earth sciences, biology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, experimental biomedicine, genetics and more.


The Academy is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. Nominations of outstanding scientists from all career stages, backgrounds and genders are sought, and more nominations of women for all awards, in particular the career and mid-career honorific awards, are strongly encouraged.

New awards

Two new honorific awards, the Ruby Payne-Scott Medal and Lecture and Suzanne Cory Medal honour two of Australia’s pioneering women scientists and are open in the Academy’s 2021 award round.

Closing dates

1 May 2020 for honorific award nominations 
1 June 2020 for research conference, research award and travelling fellowship applications

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