Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and Science Teaching - nomination processes

Closed 29 Mar 2019

Opened 15 Mar 2019


The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and Science Teaching are Australia's most highly regarded national science prizes. Nominations for the prizes open at the start of each year, with the successful nominees awarded at the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science gala dinner later in the year.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking feedback on the nomination process so we can improve it.

This survey will help us better understand your experience with the nomination processes and any barriers or challenges you had when nominating or considering nominating someone for a prize. This includes:

  • preparing a nomination
  • completing the online application
  • understanding the nomination process and program guidelines
  • any other feedback

We want to hear from you if you have submitted a nomination in the past, considered submitting a nomination but decided not to, or started a nomination but decided not to continue.

What Happens Next

This survey has now closed and we are reviewing all survey responses received. If you have indicated interest in further consultation, we may contact you in the near future.


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