The 2023 round opens: 1 August 2023

The 2023 round closes: 1:00pm 31 October 2023

Tēnā koe,

The application process has changed significantly with this particular Prize in that the student no longer needs to be nominated an can self nominate.  The student is required to have at least one referee and if the student worked with a mentor then they also are required to complete a referee form.

If you have any problems at all please email

The complete application must be submitted in the portal by 1:00pm Tuesday 31 October.  Late applications will not be able to be accepted.

All the best with your application.

Ngā mihi nui

Prime Minister’s Science Prize Secretariat




We strongly advise the Nominator, Nominee (Student) and Mentor (if a mentor has been used) to read all the current 2023 information thoroughly, This provides information about criteria, eligibility, judging, nominator process, application process and finding your way around the portal.


ALL LINKS TO DOCUMENTS WILL BE LIVE ON 1 JUNE 2023. If you have trouble viewing these documents then please email




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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