Opportunities for scientists—February 2020

February 28, 2020

Academy awards and funding opportunities

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

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

Two new career awards are the Ruby Payne-Scott Medal and Lecture and the Suzanne Cory Medal.

The closing date for honorific award nominations is 1 May 2020.

The closing date to apply for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships is 1 June 2020.

External awards

2020 Keio Medical Science Prize

Awarded in the fields of basic medicine, clinical medicine, or life sciences closely related to medicine—10 million yen

More information on the 2020 Keio Medical Science Prize

Applications close 7 March 2020

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Nominations sought for Australia's national science and teaching awards: total pool of $750,000 in prize monies and an embossed medallion and lapel pin.

  • The Prime Minister's Prize for Science
  • The Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
  • The Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
  • The Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
  • Prize for New Innovators
  • The Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
  • The Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

More information on the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Applications close 12 March 2020

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Awards 2020

Awarded to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years in the fields of agricultural sciences, biology, chemistry, earth, astronomy and space sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics, medical sciences, physics and social sciences—US$10,000 each

More information on TWAS Awards

Applications close 16 March 2020

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Siwei Cheng Award in Economic Sciences

Recognising economic scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years—US$10,000.

More information on the TWAS Siwei Cheng Award

Applications close 16 March 2020

King Faisal International Prize

Prizes in different fields of science and medicine—US$200,000.

More information on the King Faisal International Prize

Applications close 31 March 2020


See more external awards and prizes

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