A total prize pool of $100,000 is available, including $55,000 for the NSW Scientist of the Year.
NSW Premier Mike Baird said the awards celebrate the contribution scientists and engineers make to NSW.
“NSW boasts outstanding strengths across a range of scientific disciplines – including next generation communications, energy technology, robotics, biotechnology, and health and medical research,” Mr Baird said.
Along with the NSW Scientist of the Year award, scientists in nine other categories will each receive $5,000 cash and a trophy. The nine categories are:
- Excellence in mathematics, earth sciences, chemistry and physics.
- Excellence in biological sciences (ecology, environmental, agricultural and organismal).
- Excellence in medical biological sciences (cell and molecular, medical, veterinary and genetics).
- Excellence in engineering and information and communications technology.
- Energy innovation in NSW.
- NSW early career researcher of the year.
- Leadership in innovation in NSW.
- Innovation in NSW public sector science and engineering.
- Innovation in science and mathematics education in NSW.
Nominations for all prizes close 11 September 2015 with the winners announced in October.
Find out more information about the NSW Premier's Prize for Science and Engineering Award.