Suzanne Cory Medal


The call for nominations is currently open

Closing date

June 01 2024 - 11:59 PM AEST

Nominations for the 2025 round have been extended to midnight 1 June 2024.

Nominations for the 2026 round will open in February 2025.

Award background and eligibility

The Suzanne Cory Medal recognises outstanding research in all of the biological sciences, being awarded in alternate years in the biomedical sciences and in all of the biological sciences excluding biomedical 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 2024 Suzanne Cory Medal is for the biomedical sciences.

The 2025 Suzanne Cory Medal will be for all of the biological sciences excluding biomedical sciences.

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.

Please note: From February 2024, the Academy is using a new nomination platform that is external to the main Academy site. Nominators will be required to create an account on the platform. Even if you are familiar with the nomination process, please allow extra time to familiarise yourself with the new platform.


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