South Australian Science Excellence Awards

  • Inspire future generations to become involved in science.

  • Recognition for research and education to take place in South Australia.

Key dates

  • May       |   Judging

  • June       |   Finalists announced

  • 29 June  |   Dinner bookings open

  • 9 Aug     |   Awards Gala Dinner

About the awards

The SA Science Excellence Awards showcases the critical importance of science and research to the development of industry and society as a whole.

The Awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The Awards are a significant occasion in South Australia’s science calendar and are recognised as the premier science showcase event highlighting the diversity of scientific endeavour and research in this State.

The Award also provides excellent support for undergraduate research and scholarship, helping me to expand my capabilities in teaching in the research lab.

Dr Justin Chalker

Winner of the 2018 STEM Educator of the Year - Tertiary Teaching Award

Award prizes

The South Australian Scientist of the Year will receive a prize to the value of $25,000. The winners of the remaining categories will receive a prize to the value of $10,000 to use towards their career development.


All winners receive a trophy designed and produced by the Jam Factory and recognised as ambassadors of science at the state level. 


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SA Science Excellence Awards

Department for Innovation and Skills
Ph: (08) 8429 2995

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