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.
In addition, the The Tall Poppy Campaign recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The Campaign’s Tall Poppies engage 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 nominations are now open and close on April 14th at 5.00 pm AEDT.
All applications should be made via the online application form.
Simply click here or on the Nominations 2023 link below to find more information on how to apply.
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 will commence in March.
These 1-hour sessions are informal and conversational as 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 from the start of their career.
You are free to attend as many sessions as you like.
Click here for full details including dates and times, presenter bios and registration links.
Find a Young Tall Poppy
To find a Young Tall Poppy by research area, click here and search using a keyword in the search box.
2022 Young Tall Poppy Bio Details
Search our 2022 Tall Poppies below by State.