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Victoria Prizes for Science and Innovation

11 May 2015

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The Victorian government has opened applications for two prestigious science and innovation award programs.

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Vic Science PrizeThe government will offer two Victoria Prizes for Science and Innovation, in physical sciences and life sciences, alongside 12 Victoria Fellowships – six in physical sciences and six in life sciences.

The 2015 Victoria Prizes for Science and Innovation, valued at $50,000 each, are to recognise outstanding leaders in science and their research contributions to the Victorian community.

The Victoria Fellowships, valued at $18,000 each, support researchers in science, engineering and technology, who are in the early stages of their career and would benefit from an international study mission.

Recipients of these awards in 2014 included researchers in nanomedicines for the treatment of cancers and cardiovascular disease, and translational neuroscience in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

Other research areas included sports engineering, cloud computing, materials science, environmental health, preventative therapies and mental health.

The two Victoria Prize recipients and 12 Victoria Fellows will be announced at an awards ceremony later this year.

Applications and will close Thursday 25 June 2015.

For further information and to apply visit www.veski.org.au/fellowships.

 

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