Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture


Nominations for the 2022 award will open in early 2021.

Nominations are by Academy Fellows only. Candidates may be non Fellows.



The Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture recognises scientific research of the highest standing in the biological sciences. It commemorates the contributions to science by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet OM KBE MD FAA FRS Nobel Laureate. Nominations for this award are invited from Academy Fellows only and nominated candidates should normally be resident in Australia. Candidates may be non Fellows.

The Australian Academy of Science encourages nominations of female candidates and of candidates from a broad geographical distribution.

If you need more information, please contact the Awards Officer at or phone +61 (0)2 6201 9407.

NB: To be eligible for nomination an appropriate period of time should elapse following the receipt of any other Academy award.


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