The Eureka Prize for Scientific Research is an award based out of Australia where prizes are awarded to those who produce scientific analysis that will eventually aide in the health and well being of people in today’s world.
For the chance to win this annual award, the finalists are chosen from a spans 20 different categories to represent four fields: scientific research, leadership in science, science communication and journalism, and school science. With that, there is also a chance for the public to have a chance to vote for their favorite with their People’s Choice Award. In July, the finalists are announce and in August, there is a Gala Dinner where the winners are then announced.
- The Australian Museum
The award is presented by the Australian Museum, the oldest museum in Australia and internationally known for its natural history and anthropology. The museum and its award is also supported by the New South Wales government as well as a range of organizations, companies, and individuals.
In 2009, The Eureka Prize for Scientific Research marked its 20th Anniversary.