The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners (volunteers, mentors and organisations) who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland.
2023 marks the 20th year of the awards named after Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize-winning scientist, who was educated at Indooroopilly State High School and the University of Queensland. A prestigious gala will be held on Tuesday 15 August 2023 to celebrate 2 decades of the Awards and will showcase the wonderful contributions made by the many recipients during this time. Professor Peter Doherty has accepted the invitation to attend the event.
Searching for past recipients
Past recipients are invited to complete a
short survey about their STEM journey and stay up-to-date on the gala event.
Nominations for 2023 are now open
Nominations are open for the 2023 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. There are 8 categories and 28 prizes of $5,000 each for individuals, education partnerships and schools.
The Awards categories are:
Outstanding Senior STEM Student Awards
Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior STEM Student Awards
Outstanding Rural and Remote Senior STEM Student Awards
Outstanding Teacher of STEM Awards
Outstanding Rural and Remote Teacher of STEM Awards
Outstanding STEM Support Officer Awards
STEM Education Partnership Awards
Outstanding School – STEM Awards.
Who can apply
The Awards are open to all schools in Queensland. The specific criteria for each category is below.