The application process for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are not open yet

The Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist

2015

This $200,000 prize is for an outstanding emerging scientist undertaking research in New Zealand for a PhD, or graduate within five years of having completed their PhD.

The Prime Minister's Science Prize 2015

This $500,000 prize is given to a team in recognition of a transformative science discovery which has led to an economic, health, social and/or environmental impact on New Zealand, or internationally.

The Prime Minister's Science Teacher 2015

This prize is given in recognition of an outstanding teacher of Science. The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize is worth $150,000 with the recipient receiving $50,000 and the recipient’s school receiving $100,000.

The Prime Minister's Future Scientist 2015

This $50,000 prize is for a secondary school student for their achievements in carrying out a practical and innovative research or technology project.

The Prime Minister's Science Media Communicator 2015

This $100,000 prize is given to a practising scientist who is an effective communicator and will provide them with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and capability in science media communication.


 

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The 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prize Winners have been announced at a ceremony at Te Marae, Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa today 11 November.

Prime Minister’s Science Prize: An individual or team who has made an transformative discovery or achievement in science that has had a significant impact on New Zealand or internationally.  The 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize was awarded to the Bone and Joint Research Group led by Professors Mark Bolland and Andrew Grey and Distinguished Professor Ian Reid.

The Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize: Awarded to an outstanding emerging scientist undertaking research for a PhD or within five years of the date of the award of their PhD: The 2015 winner of this prize is Dr Alex Taylor, University of Auckland.

The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize: is given to a  science teacher for outstanding achievement in teaching Science: The 2015 winner of this prize is Tania Lineham, Head of Science at James Hargest College, Invercargill.

The Prime Minister’s Future Scientist Prize: is awarded to a secondary school student for outstanding achievement in carrying out a practical and innovative science research or technology project: The 2015 winner of this prize is Georgia Lala from Auckland Diocesan School for Girls’.

The Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize: is awarded to a practising scientist who is an effective communicator, to further develop their knowledge of science media communication: The 2015 winner is Dr Ian Griffin at the Otago Museum.

 

The Prime Minister’s Science Prize

MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist

Science Media Communicator

Science Teacher

Future Scientist