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The Prime Minister’s Science Teaching Prize

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science teaching

The prizes will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements.

The Science Teaching Prizes recognise Australian science educators for excellence in science teaching. They welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are 2 science teaching prizes:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

$ Available: The prize amounts are up to $50 000.00

Eligibility:  To be eligible for a science teaching prize a nominee must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • have completed their teaching achievement (that they’re being nominated for) in Australia
  • not self-nominate
  • be a full-time or part-time teacher at a primary or secondary school.
  • be active in teaching science, mathematics or technology in the classroom at the time of their nomination.

Nominees do not need to be a member of a professional association or have received any prior award to be eligible.

Key Dates: Closes on 9 March 2021.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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