Historical Records of Australian Science Historical Records of Australian Science Society
The history of science, pure and applied, in Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific

Awards and Prizes

Mike Smith Student Prize for History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History

The National Museum of Australia has joined forces with the Australian Academy of Science and its National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science to establish a biennial essay prize.

A cash prize of $3000 is awarded for original unpublished research undertaken whilst enrolled as a student (postgraduate or undergraduate) at any tertiary educational institution. Minor prizes may be awarded at the examining panel’s discretion.

The research should be presented as an essay 4000–8000 words in length (exclusive of endnotes). Essays must be written in English and fully documented following the style specified for the Australian Academy of Science’s journal, Historical Records of Australian Science.

Essays may deal with any aspect of the history of Australian science (including medicine and technology) or Australian environmental history. ‘Australia’ can include essays that focus on the Australian region, broadly defined, including Oceania. Essays that compare issues and subjects associated with Australia with those of other places also are welcomed.

The winning entry, if it is in a suitable subject area, may be considered for publication in Historical Records of Australian Science.

For further information contact:
National Committees Office
E ia@science.org.au
T +[61 2] 6201 9456