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The Prime Minister’s Science Prize

This Prize is for a transformative scientific1 discovery or achievement, which has had a significant economic, health, social, and/or environmental impact on New Zealand, or internationally. It will be awarded to an individual or team instrumental in creating the impact.

Discipline: natural, physical, mathematical and information sciences, applied sciences, technology, engineering, social science and multi-disciplinary science.

Award offered: yearly

Prize: trophy and cash prize, $500,000

 

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  • This 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. It will be awarded to an individual or team instrumental in creating the impact.
  • While the research behind the discovery or achievement may have occurred over any time-period, to be eligible there must be a clear indication that the impact on New Zealand or internationally has taken place in the last five years.
  • The total prize is worth $500,000. Of this, $100,000 will go directly to the individual or team with no expectations and $400,000 will be to support their on-going work.

 

Current status

The next Call for Nominations for 2017 will be announced on the Prime Minister's Science Prizes website 

For queries, email pmscienceprizes@tcc.co.nz