The Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist
This Prize is worth $200,000. This Prize will be awarded to an outstanding emerging scientist who has had their PhD or an equivalent qualification conferred within the past eight years.
The Prime Minister's Future Scientist
This prize is worth $50,000. The Prize will be awarded to either a Year 12 or Year 13 student who has undertaken an outstanding science, technology, mathematics or engineering project.
The Prime Minister's Science Teacher
This Prize is worth $150,000. The Prize will be awarded to a registered primary, intermediate or secondary school teacher who is teaching science, mathematics, technology, pūtaiao, hangarau or pāngarau learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum. Teachers must be teaching in a registered New Zealand school.
The Prime Minister's Science Communicator
This Prize is worth $100,000. The Prize will be awarded to either 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.
The Prime Minister's Science Prize
This Prize is worth $500,000. The Prize is for a transformative scientific discovery or achievement, which has had a significant economic, health, social and/or environmental impact on New Zealand or internationally in the last five years. It will be awarded to an individual or team instrumental in creating the impact.