Nominations open for Fresh Science

Nominations open for Fresh Science 2012

Now in its fifteenth year, Fresh Science is a national event, which brings together scientists, the media and the public. It is designed to:

  • enhance reporting of Australian science
  • highlight and encourage debate on the role of science in Australian society
  • provide role models for the next generation of Australian scientists.

Previous Fresh Scientists have attracted national and international interest resulting in hundreds of media stories, including national television news. Details of previous winners, their press releases and media coverage can be seen on the Science in Public website.

Fresh Science 2012 state finals will be held in the month of August. The national finals will be held at the Melbourne Museum from Monday 15 to Thursday 19 October 2012. Stories will be released to the media during and after the event. Fresh Scientists will be available for media interviews in the weeks immediately following the event. Fresh Scientists will also have the opportunity to participate in science events and initiatives throughout the year.

Nominations for 2012 opened on Wednesday 16 May and will close on Thursday 14 June. This event is open to all early career scientists and engineers but it would be great to recognise some of Australia's talented space scientists and engineers.

We are looking for early-career researchers who have a discovery that has not received any publicity. Read more about the 2012 selection criteria on the “How to nominate” page. And then follow the links to the online nomination form. For more information, contact Tim Thwaites on