Fresh Science 2011 Nominations now closed

Nominations closed 5pm Wednesday 30 March 2011.

We’re trying to identify the best research produced in the past year or so by early-career scientists, for Fresh Science and AMP’s ‘Tech on Tap’.

Fresh Science serves as a communication boot camp for early-career researchers – getting their stories out to local, national and international media, and teaching them essential communication skills.

This year we will be holding state finals so we can expose more young scientists across the country to the Fresh Science experience. Short-listed entrants will be invited to the State finals which will include a day of media training in their home state. The top candidates will then be flown to Melbourne for the Fresh Science National Final.

We won’t hold finals in every state – our final choice will be dictated by nomination numbers, quality of nominations and sponsorship. But entries from every state and territory will be eligible for the National Final.

In essence we’re looking for:

  • early-career researchers (from honours students to no more than five years post-PhD)
  • a peer-reviewed research with a significant result which has had no media coverage
  • some ability to present ideas in everyday English.

This year we are also offering an additional opportunity for research students (doing honours, masters, PhD as of June 2010).

Those nominating for Fresh Science who are students also have the option to also nominate for AMP’s Tech on Tap, a Sydney-based partner event to Fresh Science.

Technology on Tap is an event which is held as part of AMP’s Amplify Festival of Innovation and Thought Leadership. The Festival is a week-long celebration of learning designed to get people thinking, talking, acting and innovating around emerging technologies and trends.

Technology on Tap provides an opportunity for early-career scientists and researchers to win $5,000 by sharing their research and how it benefits society with the Amplify Festival audience.

Nominations for Fresh Science and AMP’s Tech on Tap closed at 5pm, Wednesday 30 March 2011.

Fresh Science State finals will be held between 18 April – 6 May with the national Fresh Science event in Melbourne 6-9 June 2011.

AMP’s Tech on Tap will be held on Monday 6 June 2011 in Sydney.

Nominations for Fresh Science or Tech on Tap are now closed. If you’re interested in the selection criteria or nomination process for 2011, check out the how to nominate page to read the selection criteria.

Fresh Science is supported by the Federal Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Museum Victoria, and New Scientist magazine.
For further information about Fresh Science visit or contact Tim Thwaites on (03) 9078 5398 or email

Tech on Tap is an AMP project, and part of their AMPlify Festival.
For more information about the AMPlify festival or Tech on tap, visit or contact Danielle Miller on (02) 9257 7756 or

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