- This year marks the 16th year for the awards which celebrate the State's best and brightest scientific minds
- 2017 awards sponsored by Chevron, ExxonMobil and Woodside
Applications open today for the 2017 Premier's Science Awards, along with nominations for the 2017 Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.
The Premier's Science Awards, which are now in their 16th year, celebrate the State's best in scientific research and engagement. The awards cover all fields of science including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics.
Past recipients have made some of the most notable and innovative scientific advances in WA.
The 2017 Premier's Science Awards feature four award categories:
- Scientist of the Year ($50,000 prize)
- Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year ($10,000 prize)
- ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year ($10,000 prize)
- Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year ($10,000 prize).
The WA Science Hall of Fame was established in 2007 to recognise exceptional lifelong contributions from Western Australians to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Recipients are internationally renowned scientists who have been extensively engaged in outreach and the development of graduate students.
Applications for the Premier's Science Awards and nominations for the WA Science Hall of Fame close at 10am on May 22, 2017.
The Premier's Science Award winners and the Hall of Fame inductee will be announced at an awards ceremony on August 17, 2017 during National Science Week, Australia's biggest annual celebration of science.
For more information and to apply, visit https://www.dpc.wa.gov.au/ScienceAwards
Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly:
"These awards recognise outstanding work in scientific research and engaging the community with science.
"Engaging young people in science is a key priority of the McGowan Labor Government as we look towards creating future employment opportunities and diversifying our economy through science.
"Advances in science are also important to improve the lives of Western Australians through improved health and wellbeing, enhanced infrastructure and more efficient industries."
Minister's office - 6552 6100