This award is now open for nominations for the 2020 award round.


Pawsey Medal


Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open and will close by 9:00am (AEST) 1 May 2019
​Referee reports are due by 9:00am (AEST) 1 June 2019.



Pawsey Medal

The Pawsey Medal recognises the contributions to science in Australia by the late Dr JL Pawsey, FAA. Its purpose is to recognise outstanding research in physics by scientists up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. The award is made annually and is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.

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

NB: If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy early-career honorific award, they will not be eligible for nomination for another early-career or mid-career honorific award. A mid-career honorific award recipient will also not be eligible for nomination for another mid-career honorific award. Fellows of the Academy are ineligible to be nominated for early and mid-career awards.


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