Established in 1990, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence across the categories of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science. Through a unique partnership with Australia’s leading scientific institutions, universities, state and federal government and corporations, the Eureka Prizes raise the profile of science in the community by celebrating outstanding achievements in Australian science.
Each prize is judged by a panel of eminent and qualified individuals, whose contribution of expertise and time helps support the credibility of the Eureka Prizes. In 2020, 17 prizes and $170,000 in prize money will be awarded.
Research & Innovation
- Applied Environmental Research, presented by NSW Environment, Energy and Science (DPIE)
- Excellence in Data Science, presented by the University of Technology Sydney
- Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research, presented by The University of New South Wales
- Infectious Diseases Research, presented by the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre at the University of Queensland
- Innovative Use of Technology, presented by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
- Outstanding Early Career Researcher, presented by Macquarie University
- Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia, presented by Defence Science and Technology Organisation
- Scientific Research, presented by the University of New South Wales
- Emerging Leader in Science, presented by 3M
- Leadership in Innovation and Science, presented by CSIRO
- Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers, presented by University of Technology, Sydney
- Innovation in Citizen Science, presented by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
- Long-Form Science Journalism, presented by the Finkel Foundation.
- Promoting Understanding of Science, presented by Celestino
- Science Journalism, presented by the Australian Museum
- STEM Inclusion, presented by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
- Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize - presented by the University of Sydney Faculty of Science