There are five prizes in total with a combined value of 1 million dollars.
Applications open mid Hōngongo July 2021.
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes will close on 5.00pm on 15 Whiringa-ā-nuku October 2021.
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 and/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 2013 onwards)
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 and/or science and research communities and hapori.
A registered teacher kaiako 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 or kura kaupapa.
A secondary school tauira student for outstanding achievement in carrying out a practical and innovative science research, maths, technology or engineering project.
Supported by the New Zealand Government with funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Nā Te Hīkina Whakatutuki te mana hāpai.