Awards

The institute is committed to fostering and rewarding outstanding achievement among its staff and students. A number of awards have been established to celebrate exceptional contributions to science, and to life at the institute.

Burnet Prize

The institute’s top science prize is awarded annually to early-career scientists who have produced pioneering research.

Colman Speed Honours Award

This award is presented each year to the top Honours student at the institute.

Other key awards

Exceptional staff and student awards

Recognising outstanding contributions towards the five strategic pillars of the institute, being discovery, translation, education, engagement and sustainability.

Margaret Holmes Emerging Leader

In recognition of younger non-scientific staff who have made significant contributions to the institute, and who have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service.

Seminar Prize

Established in November 1991 with an anonymous donation, the Seminar Prize is awarded annually and recognises the best scientific seminar delivered during a calendar year.

Student Seminar Prize

Acknowledges the most outstanding presentation given by a student during a calendar year.

Art of Science Prize

Popular and expert panel prizes awarded annually to the staff and students who have produced the most aesthetically striking scientific images in the course of their research.

Aggregated assault by Mr Tan Nguyen and Mr Blake Smith

Vote for your favourite Art of Science image in our 'People's Choice' award.