The Centenary Institute's Lawrence Creative Prize recognises bold young researchers who are taking the risks to ask the big questions of today - those questions that have most people saying “but that’s impossible”. The Prize focuses on creativity -the essential ingredient in all human endeavour, whether in science, art or marketing. It will be presented to the Medical research scientist based in Australia who demonstrates the greatest creativity in their scientific approach in a given year. Over 100,000 people engaged & participated in last years Prize making it the largest and most prestigious national research prize for young biomedical researchers in Australia.
The Prizes are awarded based on an international judging panel of top medical researchers. The overall winner receives a perpetual Nick Mount hand blown glass trophy, along with a cash component of $25,000. The runner-up and 3rd prize winners are awarded $5,000 to continue to develop their research. This is one of the most prestigious prizes for young early career researchers in Australia. Given last years successful introduction of a 'Peoples Choice Award' where 4635 votes were registered, we are excited to continue to offer a People's Choice category that allows young researchers to better showcase their work using a short video, allowing them to directly engage with the wider community for their support.