Ian Wark Medal and Lecture


The call for nominations is currently closed

The 2024 awards are now closed for nomination.

The 2026 award round will open in early 2025.


Award background and eligibility

The Ian Wark Medal and Lecture commemorates the contributions to Australian science and industry by the late Sir Ian William Wark CMG CBE FAA FTSE.

The award recognises research that contributes to the prosperity of Australia where that prosperity is attained through the advancement of scientific knowledge or its application, or both. The award is normally made every two years and includes a $3,000 honorarium. The Medal and a lecture is presented at a dinner in the awardee's state capital. 

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

Candidates may be put forward for more than one award. If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy award, the second award must be for a distinct, additional, body of work undertaken since the first award, and/or work in a different field.


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