In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation has adopted an online application/nomination process for the Premier’s Science Awards and the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame and the lodging period has been extended until 10am (AWST) Wednesday 27 May 2020.
The online process replicates the previous hard-copy applications as much as possible to mitigate any inconvenience caused. We appreciate your patience through this transition.
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 download the required documents below and complete your application online at psa.grantplatform.com
To apply for the Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year award, please download the required documents below and complete your application online at psa.grantplatform.com
To apply for the Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year award, please download the required documents below and complete your application online at psa.grantplatform.com
Key Dates in 2020
Applications open – Wednesday 11 March 2020
Applications close – 10am (AWST) Wednesday 27 May 2020
Finalists announced – TBC
Winners announced – TBC
For further information about the Premier’s Science Awards please contact Penny Hyland by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 6277 3070.
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 email@example.com
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