There are five prizes in total with a combined value of 1 million dollars.
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open and close at 5pm (NZST) on 16 September 2016
An individual or team for a transformative scientific discovery or achievement , which has had a significant economic, health, social and/or environmental impact on New Zealand or internationally.
An outstanding emerging scientist who has had their PhD or equivalent qualification conferred within the last eight years (i.e. from 1 January 2008 onwards)
A registered teacher who has been teaching science, mathematics, technology, pūtaiao, hangarau or pāngarau learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum to school-age children in a primary, intermediate or secondary New Zealand registered school)
A secondary school student for outstanding achievement in carrying out a practical and innovative science research, maths, technology or engineering project.
A practising scientist who can demonstrate an interest, passion and aptitude for science communication and public engagement, or to a person who has developed expertise in public engagement with, or communication of complex scientific or technological information to the public or science community.