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Entries for $1 million science prizes close soon

Entries for $1 million science prizes close soon

Nominations for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes close in early August, giving established and emerging New Zealand research teams and scientists three weeks to complete their entries for the country’s most valuable science awards.

Now in their sixth year, the five prizes are designed to raise the profile and prestige of science and to recognise talented scientists who are working on projects that are of real benefit to New Zealand. In total, they award $1 million.

Entries for four of the prizes close on Tuesday 5 August, with the Future Scientist Prize which provides a $50,000 tertiary scholarship, being awarded in conjunction with the Royal Society of New Zealand’s ‘Realise the Dream’ competition.

The other prize categories are:

The Prime Minister’s Science Prize, $500,000
To an individual or team which has made a transformative discovery or achievement in science that has had a significant impact on New Zealand or internationally

The Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize, $200,000
To an outstanding emerging scientist undertaking research for a PhD or within five years of the date of the award of a PhD

The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize, $150,000
To a science teacher for outstanding achievement in teaching science

The Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize, $100,000
To a practising scientist who is an effective communicator, to provide them with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and capability in science media communication

To find out more, and lodge and application, visit:

www.pmscienceprizes.org.nz


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