Suzanne Cory Medal for research in biological science

The call for nominations are currently closed

Referee reports for the 2021 round are due by 22 June 2020. The Nominations for the 2022 award will open in early 2021

Award background and eligibility

The Inaugural Suzanne Cory Medal recognises outstanding research in all of the biological sciences, initially excluding the applied medical sciences. It is a career award that is open to any biological science researcher regardless of time since their major degree. It honours the contributions made to science by Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS who, as a molecular biologist, has made major contributions to understanding the genetic causes of cancer. The Medal and a lecture will be presented at a dinner in the Awardees State capital. 

This award is open to nominations for candidates from all genders.

Career awards recognise achievement over a career of whatever length.

The award is made annually and is given to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.

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.


(Please submit your nominations using the Nominate button found on the left of this webpage)


The 2021 award round is the inaugural award round for this medal.

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