Tēnā koe,

Congratulations on making the first step to creating your application and welcome to the page where you will find information about the application process and navigating around the Prime Minister’s Science Prize portal

If you have any problems at all then please do not hesitate to contact us on

The complete application must be received by 1:00pm on Tuesday 5 September 2023. Late applications will not be able to be accepted.

All the very best with your application.


Ngā mihi nui

Prime Minister’s Science Prize Secretariat


Applicant’s and Referee’s  as well as applicants who applied in 2022 through the portal are strongly advised to read the important information documents below.  This includes information about criteria, eligibility, judging, application process and finding your way around the portal.

There is also an option through the portal for applicants to submit their application in Te Reo if they wish to do so.

ALL LINKS WILL BE LIVE AS AT 1 JUNE 2023. If you have trouble viewing these documents then please email



Need help?  Have other pātai questions?

Ko te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat for The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes is Royal Society Te Apārangi.  Contact details are:

Te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat.
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes
Royal Society Te Apārangi
PO Box 598

Waea Tel: (04) 470 5762

Īmēra Email:


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