The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is awarded for an initiative that has led to greater inclusion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Prize

$10,000


Asessment criteria

Entries should specifically address how the work entered meets the following assessment criteria:


  1. Initiative summary

    Describe details of the initiative including:

    a) Design and objectives of the initiative

    b) How the initiative uses STEM experts; including in the project design and development

    c) Results to date

    d) Future plans for the initiative.

  2. Impact

    Describe and provide evidence of how the initiative has directly made STEM more inclusive to the initiative’s target audience, including how it has:

    a) Improved target audiences’ access to STEM

    b) Influenced audience perception of STEM

    c) Increased participation of target audiences’ in new STEM experiences

    d) Improved target audiences’ engagement with STEM, STEM skills, or pursuit of STEM studies and careers

    e) Made STEM more inclusive in other ways not addressed above.


Prize specific conditions of entry

Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If an entrant is nominated it is important they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation in support of their nomination.

The prize is open to individuals and teams.

For team entries;

  • For entries comprising of between two and six individuals, you must describe the contribution of each individual to the project and explain why the Eureka Prize should be jointly awarded.
  • For entries involving more than six individuals, you will need to decide upon one team leader to administer the entry and enter using a team name.

For an individual entry, the entrant must be a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident or c) a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

For a team entry of up to six individuals, the team leader must be either a) an Australian citizen, b) an Australian permanent resident, or c) a New Zealand citizen who was resident in Australia, at the time the research entered was undertaken. Members of the team do not have to fulfil these requirements; however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the activity entered was undertaken.

Activity entered for a Eureka Prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian government).

Activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken no more than five (5) years prior to the closing date of entries. The initiative can have commenced more than five years (5) years ago, but the scope of work covered in the entry should focus on what has been delivered/achieved in the last five (5) years.

For the purposes of this prize, ‘inclusion’ refers to the participation, engagement and empowerment of Australians in STEM including people who have been underrepresented in STEM such as, but not limited to, women and girls, First Nation communities, people with disability, and people from regional and remote areas.

Entries for initiatives of all sizes are welcome, including those that have a local community focus or have been implemented in a local context.

Entries may vary in size and scope and judges will take the relative size of the project into account during judging.Entries for initiatives of all sizes are welcome, including those that have a local community focus or have been implemented in a local context.


Category specific conditions of entry – all Science Engagement Eureka Prizes

The activity entered or nominated for this prize may not be entered or nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the same year.

A project that has been awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the past cannot be entered again. Non-winning finalist activity is eligible for re-entry, so long as it meets all other conditions of entry.

In addition to the prize and category specific conditions of entry all entrants need to comply with the General Terms and Conditions of Entry.


Entry materials

Each entry must include the following information. All information provided will be used by the judging panel to assess the activity against the assessment criteria.


  1. Assessment criteria

    [2 pages per criteria (maximum); 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    A statement by the nominator or entrant on how the activity addresses each of the assessment criterion.

  2. Assessor reports

    Two (2) reports from assessors on how the activity addresses each of the assessment criterion. Reports must be prepared using the template provided.

    Download Assessor Report template (.doc or .pdf format)

  3. Testimonial

    One (1) personal testimonial from a member of the initiative’s target audience, describing their experiences and engagement with the initiative. Testimonials must be prepared using the template provided.

    Download Testimonial template (.doc or .pdf template)

  4. Curriculum vitae (CV)

    [2 pages (maximum) per CV; 2cm margins (minimum); Size 11 font (minimum)]

    A CV for each entrant listed on the entry form. For entries involving more than six individuals, you should submit a CV for your team leader and any key individuals (no more than six).


Entries closed 7pm AEST Friday 15 May 2020.