Awards, Prizes & Honours
In accordance with its aims and objectives, WISENET encourages women to nominate (lots!) for any awards, prizes, grants and fellowships that members consider appropriate. Contact either fellow members (or Convenors) for assistance and support if required. Or just get together in groups and nominate. Aim to nominate or be nominated at least 3 times a year. The following list shows just how many possibilities there are. There must be something there for everyone.
Stockholm Water Prize, Stockholm Junior Water Prize and Stockholm Industry Water Awards
Offered by the Stockholm Water
Foundation. $150,000 open to individuals, institutions, organisations
and companies that have made a substantial contribution through research
or concrete results within the last 10 years. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS
AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD. The prize honours achievements that increase
knowledge of water, raise understanding of the many faceted aspects of
this precious resources and protect its usability and availability for
For more information: http://www.siwi.org (posted 15/10/07)
UNESCO Grants scheme (small grants for projects that advance UNESCO ideals
http://www.dfat.gov.au/intorgs/unesco/grants_scheme.html (posted 08/10/07)
UNESCO Prizes and celebrations
The Rolex Awards recognise the spirit of enterprise in visionary individuals, providing financial support and recognition for projects that advance human knowledge and well-being. The Awards, worth US$100,000 each, are presented every 2 years in five areas”: Science and Medicine, Technology and Innovation, Exploration and Discover, The environment and cultural heritage. However, projects may be submitted in almost any field, provided it contributes to the betterment of humankind. Anyone of any age or background is eligible to apply.
http://www.rolexawards.com (posted 08/10/07)
Annual Prime Minister's Science Prizes
Prime Minister's Prize For Science
Science Minister's Prize For Life Scientist Of The Year
Malcolm McIntosh Prize For Physical Scientist Of The Year
Prime Minister's Prize For Excellence In Science Teaching In Primary Schools
Prime Minister's Prize For Excellence In Science Teaching In Secondary School
https://sciencegrants.dest.gov.au/scienceprize/pages/home.aspx (posted 08/10/07)
Visit the Anita Borg website
Computing and technology. Awards,
networking and more.
http://anitaborg.org/initiatives/awards/ (posted 08/10/07)
The Marie Curie Awards.
These require considerable pre-planning as they require a partner. Often too the funding is granted for research to be done a year in advance which can cause complications. However, well worth looking through and seeing if there is something of interest as the organisation also funds attendance at conferences.
http://cordis.europa.eu/mc-opportunities/ (posted 08/10/07)
Appoint a woman to a Board.
This site has a lot of resources to help expedite the process of nominating women to boards. It is Government site so should be current with contact details of relevant people.
http://www.appointwomen.gov.au/ (posted 08/10/07)
Walker Undergraduate Scholarship for Women
For study in a non traditional area such as engineering, Environmental management, science, mining, minerals processing. Scholarship $750 per year for 3 years (Total $3,000)
http://www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=6003&ScholarshipID=2613 (posted 24/09/07)
Myfuture Pages show a large selection of awards and
scholarships. In the search engine, enter the parameters that are
relevant to you and see what there is.
http://www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=6001&Action=Advanced (posted 24/09/07)
NSW - Community Awards and funding
This site contains many different
catergories and types of awards --
Leadership for women, ASI Smart Company scholarship, Australian Museum Eureka Prize, Heart Foundation Research Scholarships, Fellowships and Travel Grants </funding/2332.html> , National Science Awards for Teachers and Students </funding/2392.html> , NSW Dept of Education and Training Awards and Scholarships </funding/2425.html> ; and more.
I'd be surprised if there wasn't something there for everyone in NSW. (posted 24/09/07)
Eureka Prizes awarded by the Australian Museum. (posted 24/09/07)
Applications are invited for the above research fellowships, tenable at the University of Oxford, in the fields of Plant Sciences, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic or Physical), Engineering, Mathematics, Materials Science, and Physics. The fellowships will be tenable for one year with a possibility of renewal for up to two further years. The awards will be available from 1 October 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.
There is one fellowship for men and one fellowship for women (supported from the Glasstone Fund for Men and the Glasstone Fund for Women respectively). The salary will be on the RSIA scale (currently £19,460 - £29,128).
Additional travel and research support grants are available.
Applicants should have submitted for their doctorate by the time of taking up a fellowship (normally 1 October of the year in which the offer is made). There is no age limit but applicants should not normally have had more than five years of post-doctoral research experience.
Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD, telephone 01865 282464 or e-mail, email@example.com. They are also available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.
The Australian Academy of Science is once again advertising its exchange program which provides grants for International Travel. This program offers support for Australian researchers to undertake collaborative research in :
the United States of America and Mexico;
Asia (China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan), and
Postdoctoral fellows in Japan.
Information, deadlines and application forms are available on the Academy's web site at: www.science.org.au/internat (posted 30/07/02)
QUEENSLAND Smart Women - Smart State Awards
13 awards are on offer.
Winners receive $2,500 in prize money. There are 13 categories of awards including school, undergraduate, postgraduate, industry/business and community/public sector.
http://www.women.qld.gov.au/?id=830 (reposted 15/10/07)
Australian Academy of Science website.
are a large number of awards available on the Please look at them.
Some have closed for this year, but now is the right time to start
preparing for next year. Let's hope WISENET is flat out nominating
members throughout next year.
http://ww.science.org.au/awards/awards.htm (posted 23/09/02)
Australian Association 2003 Fellowship Program
Fellowships are being offered for Australian graduate and post-doctoral students in business, science, technology, medicine or engineering to do research and study at American universities and scientific organizations. The goal of the program is to strengthen Australia's social programs and economy.
At least four awards of US$25,000 each will be given to the applicants whose proposals show the most originality and promising real-world applications. More information about the fellowships can be found at:
Australian Federation of University Women-Victoria fosters academic excellence by awarding scholarships each year for women undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate studies at any Victorian University. AFUW-Victoria will be offering six scholarships at the honours and postgraduate levels. Go to http://www.afuwvic.org.au to check details and obtain application forms. (Posted 08/12/02)
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the opening of the 2003 Fulbright Scholarship Competition. Along with the Postgraduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Scholar Awards open to all fields of study, the Postgraduate Award in Science and Engineering, sponsored by BHP Billiton, may be of interest to you. Further information and application forms can be obtained from the web site www.fulbright.com.au. (posted 30/07/02)
AKF BOOTLE $200,000 GRANT - Call for expression of Interest
The Australian Kidney Foundation has established a Research Program Grant arising from the Bootle bequest, to further research the broad area of nephrology and urology. The aim of the award is to provide significant funding to a researcher over a period of years. Further information can be obtained from:
Dr Timothy Mathew - Medical Director
The Australia Kidney Foundation
GPO Box 9993, Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: 08 8334 7509
firstname.lastname@example.org (posted 30/07/02)
The L’ORÉAL Awards for Women in Science. There are to be five recipients. Each of the US$100,000 prizes is to be awarded for outstanding accomplishments in condensed matter physics. There will be one prize for each of five regions of the world ( Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia). The Prize is sponsored by UNESCO and the French corporation L'Oreal.
and then click on "Women in Science" in small font in the top right
corner to get to the awards page.
Page last updated October 08, 2007