About the Eureka Prizes

A unique partnership between government organisations, institutions, companies and individuals committed to Australian science.

Presented annually by the Australian Museum in partnership with our sponsors and supporters, the prizes reward excellence in the fields of:

  • research & innovation
  • leadership
  • school science
  • science communication & journalism

The 2015 Prizes

Entries close 7pm AEST Friday 1 May 2015.

Key dates

6 February: Entries open
1 May: Entries close 7pm AEST
24 July: Finalists announced online
26 August: Winners announced at the Award Dinner

Fast facts

  • Established in 1990 to reward outstanding achievements in Australian science and science communication.
  • Australia's most comprehensive national science awards.
  • A unique co-operative partnership between government, education and research institutions, private sector companies, organisations and individuals. See our Sponsors.
  • Each prize is judged by a panel of eminent and qualified individuals, whose contribution of expertise and time helps support the credibility of the Eureka Prizes.
  • The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes culminates in a gala Award Dinner, which celebrates and rewards Australian science.
  • The 2014 Award Dinner was attended by 650 guests, with MCs Adam Spencer and Dr Graham Phillips.
  • In 2015, 16 prizes will be awarded in four categories - Research & Innovation, Leadership, Science Communication & Journalism and School Science.

Contact us

Please call us on (02) 9320 6483 or send us an email.


Kea Lambert , Project Officer, Eureka Prizes
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