Te Puiaki Kaipūtaiao Maea  |  The Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize 




The 2021 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes  application process is not open yet and will open in July – date to be confirmed. Information below could change or be updated in the interim. 


Guidelines for submitting and application

The application process will take you to the Prime Minister’s Science Prize Portal.

  • The Applicant completes the Application Form. The Application Form includes:
    • Addressing the three criteria (up to 1,500 words)
    • Declaration of Assurance Form
    • Terms & Conditions Form
    • Completing the Evidence Portfolio where you can add your information (up to 10 pages)


  • The applicant nominates two referees who can also address how well the applicant meets the three criteria.
    • Once you have named your referees and included contact details an email will be sent to them with a link to the portal where they have access to the testimonial/referee template.

Applications need to be complete by 5pm on 8 October


Once you have read the above please click here to start application process.