The Australia Prize was the predecessor award to the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science and was awarded annually from 1990 to 1999 (although no award was made in 1991). It was an international award, aimed at a worldwide audience for an outstanding specific achievement in a selected area of science and technology promoting human welfare. It achieved widespread recognition by individuals and organisations throughout the world, receiving nominations from 18 countries.
The Government awarded the Australia Prize to both Australian and international scientists. Of the 28 recipients, 18 were Australian, demonstrating Australia’s strong international standing in many scientific fields. Of these seven were from CSIRO.
The Australia Prize was Australia’s pre-eminent prize for scientific research from 1990 until 2000, when it was replaced by the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. The award was international, 10 of the 28 recipients were not Australians.
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