Te Puiaki Whakapā Pūtaiao The Science Communication Prize

Tēnā koe,

Welcome to the page where you will find information about the application process through the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Portal.  You will also find all forms/templates on this page for your convenience but they are also in the Portal.

There are a number of steps that you need to take and so it is important to read the guidelines below as this provides information about logging in and finding your way around the portal. Guidelines for the Applicant and Referees – Science Communication Prize

If you do need help or advice at any time then please do not hesitate to make contact with the Secretariat (details below).

Once you have finished reading the guidelines and when you are ready please click on the portal link.  Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Portal link

Please allow plenty of time to complete your application.

The following documents can be downloaded from the portal but are also here for your convenience.

Application Template 

Referee Template 

Budget Template  (this is not judged)


  •  The referee that I requested has completed all that is required including completing the referee template and uploaded a CV to the portal.
  •  I have uploaded my CV
  •  I have uploaded the completed Application Template which also includes material for the Evidence Portfolio and the Budget Template.
  •  I have either uploaded an ethics statement, or explained why one is not required.
  • I have accepted the Prize Terms and Conditions.

Applications need to be complete by 5.00pm, 15 Whiringa-ā-nuku October 2021 and if any of the steps have not been  completed before due time and date, then the application will not be eligible to be judged.


Ko te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat for The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes is Royal Society Te Apārangi.  Contact details are:

Te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes
C/-Royal Society Te Aparangi
PO Box 598

Waea telephone: (04) 470 5762

Īmēra email:pmscienceprizes@royalsociety.org.nz


Supported by the New Zealand Government with funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.  Nā Te Hīkina Whakatutuki te mana hāpai.