The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers. It has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.
The Tall Poppy Campaign recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The Campaign’s Tall Poppies engages the winners of Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (‘Tall Poppies’) in activities to promote interest in science among school students and teachers, as well as an understanding and appreciation of science in the broader community.
2023 Applications Open - February 14th and Close on April 14th
Applications for the 2023 Young Tall Poppy Awards will open on 14th February and close on 14th April.
All applications should be made via the online application form which will be available from 14th February 2023, and which contains information on how to apply etc.
All applicants will be advised of the outcome of the respective State Selection Panels which generally meet between June and September as arranged.
2023 Young Tall Poppy Mentoring Sessions
The 2023 Tall Poppy Mentoring program is being finalised and dates will be advertised early in 2023 and advised by social media and email as well.
The program speakers share their experiences about how to they developed their career and some of their stories about their journey.
These 1 Hr sessions are informal and conversational, and we ask the presenters – experienced Tall Poppy Alumni and researchers to talk about issues such as advice to your younger self, leadership in science and how to maintain the spark of enthusiasm the start of their career and/or
You are free to attend as many sessions as you like.
Find a Young Tall Poppy
To find a Young Tall Poppy by research area use a key word in the search box on this page.
2022 Young Tall Poppy Bio Details
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