Nominations for the 2015 Fenner Medal are now closed.




Transcript of an interview with Professor Frank Fenner

The Fenner Medal recognises outstanding contributions to science by the late Professor FJ Fenner, AC, CMG, MBE, MD, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise distinguished research in biology (excluding the biomedical sciences) by researchers up to 15 years post PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. The award is made annually and is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.

NB: If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy Early-and Mid-Career honorific award, they will not be eligible for nomination for another Early-and Mid-Career Honorific award.


2006 – B Brook
2005 – BA Neilan
2004 – GD Edgecombe
2003 – AG Young
2002 – S Orgeig
2001 – BJ Pogson
2000 – H Possingham

For more information contact awards@science.org.au