Eureka Prizes

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

Presented annually, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.

The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes have now closed. Finalists will be announced in late July

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2018 Eureka Prizes

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2017 Eureka Prizes winners


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2016 Eureka Prizes winners at the podium


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2016 Sleek Geeks Science winner

Sleek Geeks Science

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CSIRO Marine Debris team

Eureka Stories

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2014 Eureka Prizes dinner


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Discover Eureka Stories

Presented annually by the Australian Museum since 1990, the Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence in Research and Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement and School Science.

Be inspired by the stories of past Eureka Prize winners and finalists.

2017 Eureka Prizes Finalists

In 2017, a total of forty-five finalists were selected across four prize categories, with projects ranging from the restoration of underwater forests, sapphires safeguarding our shores and tracking the world’s biggest fish.

Learn more about 2017 Eureka Prizes winners and finalists.

2017 Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize Finalists and Highly Commended - Primary and Secondary Schools

The University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize encourages students with a passion for science and for communicating ideas to tell a scientific story via a short film.

Learn more about 2017 Eureka Prizes Sleek Geeks Science Finalists and Highly Commended.

Past winners

Find out more about the past winners and finalists of Eureka Prizes.

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The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are made possible through the contribution and ongoing support of prize sponsors and program supporters.

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