2014 NSW Science & Engineering Awards

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 NSW SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED

The Awards were initiated in 2008 to recognise and reward the State's leading researchers in science and engineering for cutting-edge work that generates economic, health, environmental or technological benefits for NSW.

The Awards aim to engage and involve the public and the NSW research community to promote the value of science and engineering, and to encourage careers in both fields.

Guidelines for the awards 

Categories 1 – 7 nomination form

Category 8 nomination form

Category definitions

Please send all completed nominations to science.awards@industry.nsw.gov.au

Fore any enquiries, please contact Ms Jelena Damnjanovic on 9338 6819 or jelena.damnjanovic@business.nsw.gov.au

*PLEASE NOTE GUIDELINES AND NOMINATION FORMS WERE UPDATED ON 4 JUNE 2014


Important Dates

Monday 2 June 2014 – 9.00am AEST

Nominations open

Sunday 20 July 2014 – 5.00pm AEST

Nominations close

October 2014 (date to be announced)

Awards Ceremony


Eight categories in this year's awards

This year, a trophy and $5,000 in prize money will be awarded to individual winners in the following categories:

1. Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics

2. Excellence in Biological Sciences (Ecology, environmental, agricultural and organismal)

3. Excellence in Biological Sciences (Cell and molecular, medical, veterinary and genetics)

4. Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies

5. Emerging Research

6. Renewable Energy Innovation

7. Innovation in Public Sector Sciences and Engineering

8. Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education

The winners will be presented with their awards at a reception in October 2014 (date to be announced).

NSW Scientist of the Year

The prestigious NSW Scientist of the Year prize will be awarded to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of science and/or engineering which benefits, or has the potential to benefit our community.

The 2014 NSW Scientist of the Year will receive $55,000 in prize money and a trophy.


Previous Scientist of the Year winners

2013 – Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, ARC DORA Fellow and Director of the Centre for Multiphase Processes at the University of Newcastle.

2012 – Laureate Professor John Aitken, Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of the Priority Research Centre in Reproductive Science at the University of Newcastle.

2011 – Professor Michelle Simmons, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, The University of New South Wales.

2010 – Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte ,CEO of NICTA and former Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at The University of Sydney.

2009 – Professor Stephen Simpson, Federation Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney. 

2008 – Professor Martin Green, Executive Research Director of the ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence, The University of New South Wales.