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The Application process will open on 3 August 2020 at midday.

You will find information about the Prime Minister’s Science Prize below.

About the Prize

  • This Prize is for a transformative scientific1 discovery or achievement, which has had a significant economic, health, social, and/or environmental impact on New Zealand, or internationally in the last five years. It will be awarded to an individual or team instrumental in creating the impact.
  • While the research behind the discovery or achievement may have occurred over any time-period, to be eligible there must be a clear indication that the impact on New Zealand or internationally has taken place in the last five years.
  • The total prize is worth $500,000. Of this, $100,000 will go directly to the individual or team with no expectations and $400,000 will be to support their on-going work