The Moran Award for History of Science Research


Applications will open in early 2019.


This award is aimed at postgraduate students and other researchers with expertise in the history of Australian science. Its purpose is to support access to archives that record the history of science in Australia, especially by younger researchers, and it can be used towards travel and accommodation costs.

A total of $2,500 (GST exclusive) is available each year. This will generally be awarded to one person, but may be split between candidates at the selection committee’s discretion.


Applications should be limited to three pages and include a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of the proposed project and the archives to be consulted, and a budget. Please attach two referees’ reports to your application.

Applications are assessed  by a committee of scientists with diverse expertise based on the assessed competitiveness of the proposal. The Academy is not able to enter into discussion or correspondence regarding the reasons why an application is successful or not. 

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

Completed appilcation forms must be submitted by email to or by mail to:
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783
Canberra ACT 2601

Past awardees

  • 2019—Ms Lisa Hunt
  • 2018—Dr Linden Ashcroft and Ms Kelly McKinley
  • 2017—Mr Daniel May
  • 2016—Dr Francesco Gerali
  • 2015—Dr Andrea Candela
  • 2014—Dr Danielle Clode and Ms Deirdre Slattery
  • 2011—Dr Lachlan Clohesy and Ms Ailie Smith
  • 2009—Dr Jodi Frawley
  • 2008—Ms Kate Rogers
  • 2006—Associate Professor Kevin Downard and Dr Fredericka van der Lubbe
  • 2005—Ms Bernadette Hince
  • 2004—Ms Bernadette Hince

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