The Sun Foundation
is excited to launch the second annual Peer Prize for Women in Science.
This is an annual prize for women researchers across Australia
with a mission to accelerate open knowledge exchange and cross-disciplinary
Typically science prizes are selected by hidden panels of a few
peers with only the winners being showcased. This means that time is wasted by
researchers with unsuccessful applications, and only a fraction of the
knowledge is showcased. This creates barriers to collaboration and innovation.
The Peer Prize is changing that.
Last year’s inaugural Sun Foundation Women in Science Prize was
the first of its kind in the world and was a huge success. Over 1400
researchers from around the world voted and the competition engaged nearly
This year we are looking to make the Prize bigger and better.
Again, there are two main areas of research focus: Life Sciences; and Earth,
Environmental and Space Sciences. The prize for each category has increased to