The Premier's Science Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in the State. The Awards cover all fields of science, including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics. The Awards are an initiative of the Western Australian Government and administered by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. Track the Premier’s Science Awards on Twitter using the hashtag #WASciAwards.
In 2020 the five categories are:
To apply for a research award (Scientist of the Year, Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year or ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year), please read the Applicant Information (Research) document, check you meet the eligibility criteria and then complete and submit the three forms below.
To apply for the Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year award, please read the Applicant Information (Aboriginal STEM Student) document, check you meet the eligibility criteria and then complete and submit the two forms below.
To apply for the Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year, please read the Applicant Information (Engagement) document, check you meet the eligibility criteria and then complete and submit the three forms below.
Completed applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Dates in 2020
Applications open – Wednesday 11 March 2020
Applications close – 10am (AWST) Wednesday 29 April 2020
Finalists announced – June 2020
Awards ceremony – Monday 17 August 2020
For further information about the Premier’s Science Awards please contact Luke Foppoli by email at email@example.com or telephone (08) 6277 2987.
WA Science Ambassadors
Winners in the Premier’s Science Awards are important ambassadors for science and participate in public engagements promoting science to the wider community. If you are interested in involving an award winner in an event or activity, please contact them directly using the WA Science Ambassadors Directory. Alternatively, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Premier’s Science Awards are proudly sponsored by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and Woodside.
WA Science Hall of Fame
The Premier’s Science Awards are proudly supported by Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, Notre Dame University and The University of Western Australia.
In addition, Telethon Kids Institute has joined as an minor sponsor this year, proudly supporting the Premier’s Science Awards ceremony in August 2020.
Photo credit: MCB Photographics and Cathy Fogliani