[ASC-media] Eureka! Extra $$$s for outstanding science.

Roger Muller rogerm at austmus.gov.au
Thu Jan 23 09:16:27 EST 2003

The Australian Museum is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2003
Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, consisting of an amazing, record-smashing
21 prizes worth $210,000 - a staggering increase of over 100% in just three
years in the number and value of the Eureka Prizes.  I would greatly
appreciate the help of other ASC members in publicising this year's prizes
through your own networks to encourage entries.

The Eureka Prizes reward outstanding Australian science and science
communication and raise the profile of science in the community.  They
provide a highly visible means of highlighting achievements of Australian
scientists, including female scientists who have a low profile.

The prize line-up for 2003 is a resounding endorsement of the importance of
Australian science and science promotion, and reflects the active support of
the impressive 28 organisations, institutions, companies and individuals in
partnership with the Australian Museum.

New prizes in 2003 are for inspiring science (sponsored by the British
Council, Australia); for innovative grains research that improves the
environmental sustainability of growing introduced grains (sponsored by the
Grains Research and Development Corporation); and for outstanding
interdisciplinary scientific research (sponsored by the Royal Societies of
Australia).  These join 18 established prizes in the categories of
education, industry and innovation, research and science communication.

Candidates for prizes can either enter themselves or be nominated by others.
Information and entry forms for all prizes are available from the Museum's
website at www.amonline.net.au/eureka.  Entries close on Friday 16 May 2003.
Winners will be announced on 12 August 2003 at a gala award dinner at Fox
Studios, Australia during National Science Week.

The success of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes depends largely on
individuals and organisations around Australia promoting the Prizes and
nominating candidates.  Please consider entering suitable candidates for
specific prizes, and help us in forwarding this message to others to alert
them to the opportunities provided by these prizes.

With thanks

Roger Muller
Manager, Strategic Initiatives Unit
Australian Museum
Tel: 02 9320 6230
Fax: 02 9320 6074
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