Equity and Access

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue18 22–26 May 2017

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 innovation.

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.

There's $40k in research funding available and last year nearly 1,500 verified researchers from around the world openly voted to award the winners, making it a unique research prize that benefits all entries via engagement.

Applications close May 31 2017

For more information, see here