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The Prime Minister's Science Communication Prize

Prime Minister's Prize.
This Prize will be awarded to either a practising scientist who can demonstrate an interest, passion and aptitude for science communication and public engagement, or to a person who has developed expertise in public engagement with, or communication of complex scientific or technological information to the public.

Discipline: natural, physical, mathematical and information sciences, applied sciences, technology, engineering, social science and multi-disciplinary science.

Award offered: yearly

Prize: trophy and cash prize, $100,000


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  • The Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize is worth $100,000 to the recipient.
  • $50,000 of the Prize is to be used to support the recipient to carry out a programme of activities to further their understanding of science communication.
  • $50,000 of the Prize money is available to the recipient with no expectations on its use.
  • The recipient of the Prize would be expected to be involved in promotional opportunities appropriate to receiving The Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize.


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For more, see the Prime Minister's Science Prizes website

For queries, email pmscienceprizes@tcc.co.nz