Australia’s premier national science awards – the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – are open now through Friday 5 May for nominations.
The awards were established in 1990 through a unique partnership between government, education and research institutions, private sector companies, organisations and individuals established, with the aim of rewarding outstanding achievements in Australian science communication.
Macquarie sponsors the Outstanding Early Career Researcher prize, one of 16 prizes awarded across the categories of Research and Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement, and School Science.
“Macquarie’s ongoing sponsorship of the Outstanding Early Career Researcher Prize is an expression of our commitment to strengthening support and recognition for ECRs,” says Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). “We do a host of amazing research at Macquarie, and I expect that Macquarie will be well represented at the Eurekas as a whole.”
Last year, Professor Ewa Goldys, Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at Macquarie University, together with CNBP research affiliate Dr Martin Gosnell won the ANSTO ‘Innovative Use of Technology’ award. They were recognised for their innovative colour focused research, able to distinguish between healthy and diseased cells, in areas as diverse as embryology, neurodegeneration, cancer and diabetes.
In previous years, Macquarie academics have taken home prizes for Innovative Use of Technology, Rural Innovation, Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research, Medical Research and Science Photography.
If you are interested in being nominated for the 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, contact your Faculty Research Manager. Finalists will be announced online on 28 July, and winners will be revealed at the annual Award Dinner on 30 August.