The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science - Science Teaching Prizes

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science – Science Teaching Prizes award educators with prizes for excellence in science, technology or mathematics teaching. 
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

There are 2 science teaching Prizes. Winners get $50,000 prize money, a medallion, lapel pin and an award certificate.

Who is this for?

Registered primary or secondary school teachers in science, mathematics or technology.


The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science teaching

The prizes will award up to $750,000 in total each year. Information on the prizes for scientists and innovators is on our Science Prizes page.

The Science Teaching Prizes recognise Australian science educators for excellence in science teaching. We welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are 2 science teaching prizes:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools ($50,000)
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools ($50,000)

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Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Program

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science is part of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Program. This aims to:

  • increase Australian community engagement with the sciences, through activities and events
  • increase positive public sentiment and awareness of the contribution and achievements of Australian scientists and innovators
  • improve communication between Australian scientists, the general public, businesses and government
  • enhance focus on building skills and capability in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and digital literacy, in Australian schools and communities
  • increase engagement and participation in groups under-represented in STEM.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines – Science Teaching Prizes

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Stage 2 – Nominator and supporter statement template

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Nominee declaration template

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