Opportunities for scientists—March 2021

March 31, 2021

Academy opportunities

Academy awards and funding opportunities

Nominations are open for the Academy’s 2022 honorific awards, and applications are open for support for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships.

All honorific award nominations close 1 May 2021.

All research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships applications close 1 June 2021.

More information on nominations for awards and applications for funding opportunities

2021 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize)

The Academy invites applications from researchers to be selected as the Australian nominee for the 2021 ASPIRE Prize.

Applications close 27 April 2021.

More information on the 2021 ASPIRE Prize

External opportunities

Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program

The Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program is an initiative of the Office of the Chief Scientist that aims to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service (APS) workforce. It provides a pathway for early- to mid-career scientists to become skilled policy practitioners so they can contribute science to the policy process. Fellows are employed as policy officers by participating Australian Government host departments for 12 months.

Applications open 7 April and close 26 April 2021

More information on the Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program

Tall Poppy Science Awards

The Tall Poppy Science Awards were created to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers. Nominees must have graduated with their PhD between three and ten years of the nomination closing date.

Applications close 6 April 2021

More information on the Tall Poppy Science Awards

International Prize for Biology

The International Prize for Biology is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contribution to the advancement of research in fundamental biology—10 million Yen.

Applications close 9 April 2021

More information on the International Prize for Biology

Jian Zhou Medal

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences’ Jian Zhou Medal is awarded annually to a rising star of Australian health and medical science who is making a significant impact in translational medical science, primarily working in Australia.

Applications close 30 April 2020

More information on the Jian Zhou Medal

Order of Australia Honours

Nominations received from the public to recognise people who have contributed above and beyond to the Australian community or humanity at large. To encourage diverse representation of the community, nominations of women are being sought.

Rolling deadline—appointments in the Order of Australia are announced on Australia Day in January and on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday in June.

More information on the Order of Australia Honours

See more external awards and prizes

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