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Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education


To recognise students, teachers, STEM support officers, schools, leaders, volunteers, mentors and organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to STEM education in Queensland.

Duration of Program



State Schools, non-state schools, students, teachers, STEM support officers, tertiary institutions, external organisations.

Allocation of Funds

In 2018, awards are $5,000 each.

Some schools may receive payment for teacher replacement (TRS) for teachers participating in panels to assess award applications.

Data Requirements

DataSourceTime collected
Award WinnersProgram OwnerAugust
TRS RateFinance BranchMay
Number of TRS DaysSchoolsMay

The only data requirements are details of the award winners.

Payment Details

Award PrizeAugust100%
Teacher Relief SchemeAs required100%

How to Apply

Students, teachers, STEM Support Officers, STEM Education Partnership and schools can nominate for awards via the Peter Doherty Awards web page.

Further Information

Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM


State Schools - Performance
Telephone: (07) 3515 2824

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