The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are annual Australian science prizes awarded in the fields of scientific research & innovation, science leadership, science communication & journalism and school science.
The finalists are announced each July and winners are announced at a Gala Dinner in August. The awards are presented by the Australian Museum in cooperation with the Australian and New South Wales governments and a range of organisations, companies and individuals.
The awards are decided upon by a panel of judges. The number and names of the awards have changed since they began in 1990. In 2015 17 prizes were awarded in 4 categories.
Research and Innovation
- Environmental Research, sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
- Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research, sponsored by The University of New South Wales
- Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration, sponsored by Scopus
- Infectious Diseases Research, sponsored by the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre at the University of Queensland
- Innovative Use of Technology, sponsored by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
- Outstanding Early Career Researcher, sponsored by Macquarie University
- Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia, sponsored by Defence Science and Technology Organisation
- Rural Innovation, sponsored by the Rural Research and Development Corporations
- Scientific Research, sponsored by the University of New South Wales
- Emerging Leader in Science, sponsored by 3M
- Leadership in Science, sponsored by CSIRO
- Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers, sponsored by University of Technology, Sydney
Science Communication and Journalism
- Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research, sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Industry and Science
- Science Journalism, sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Industry and Science
- Science Photography, sponsored by New Scientist
- Sleek Geeks Science Prize - Primary School, sponsored by the University of Sydney Faculty of Science
- Sleek Geeks Science Prize - Secondary School, sponsored by the University of Sydney Faculty of Science