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2020 Premier’s Science Awards - Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

The Premier's Science Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in the State.


Important dates

Opens: 11-03-2020 Closes: 29-04-2020

Applies to

Undergraduate Postgraduate

At a glance

The Premier's Science Awards recognise and celebrate the research, study and engagement achievements of the Western Australian science community across all fields of science, including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics.


The Awards are an initiative of the Western Australian Government and administered by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

In 2020 the five categories are:
*Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year ($10,000 prize)
*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)

How to apply

Information on how to apply and eligibility guidelines for each prize are detailed on the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation Website.

Key Dates in 2020

Applications open – Wednesday 11 March 2020
Applications close – 10am (AWST) Wednesday 29 April 2020
Finalists announced – June 2020
Awards ceremony – Monday 17 August 2020

For more information

For further information about the Premier’s Science Awards please contact Luke Foppoli by email at science@jtsi.wa.gov.au or telephone (08) 6277 2987

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