25th Premier's Awards for Health and Medical Research

The 25th Victorian Premier's Awards for Health and Medical Research will be held on March 25th, 2019 at the Federation square "Deakin Edge".

Since 1995, the Premier's Awards have been given annually to recognise the exceptional contributions made by early career health and medical researchers in their PhD studies. 

This year, the Premier's Awards have been expanded to include five categories:

  • Basic Science Researcher 
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Health Services Researcher   
  • Public Health Researcher 

and as a first, the

  • Aboriginal Researcher undertaking research in any field of health and medical research.

One overall Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research Excellence recipient will be chosen from the recipients of the five category awards. The category awards recipients receive $5,000 each and the Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research Excellence recipient receives $15,000.

Shortlisted Entries

A total of 24 finalists have been shortlisted for the award categories in the areas of basic science, clinical, public health, health services research and a category to recognise Aboriginal researchers.

See the shortlist of finalists on the 2019 finalists page.

About the awards

The Victorian Premier's Awards for Health and Medical Research launched in 1995 and is a joint initiative of the Victorian Government and the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).

The Healthier Lives, Stronger Economy: Victoria's Health and Medical Research Strategy 2016-2020 outlines our key priorities over four years to support new and evolving fields of world class medical research.

The strategy has delivered an additional $20 million to ensure Victoria stays a world leader in ground-breaking health and medical research.