The Centenary Institute Lawrence Creative Prize

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The Centenary Institute's Lawrence Creative Prize recognises bold young researchers who are taking the risks to ask the big questions of today - those questions that have most people saying “but that’s impossible”.  The Prize focuses on creativity -the essential ingredient in all human endeavour, whether in science, art or marketing. It will be presented to the Medical research scientist based in Australia who demonstrates the greatest creativity in their scientific approach in a given year.
The Prizes are awarded based on an international judging panel of top medical researchers.  The overall winner receives a perpetual Nick Mount hand blown glass trophy, along with a cash component of $25,000. The runner-up and 3rd prize winners are awarded $5,000 to continue to develop their research. This is one of the most prestigious prizes for young early career researchers in Australia.
This year we are excited to add a People's Choice category that allows young researchers to better showcase their work using a short video, allowing them to directly engage with the wider community for their support.



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Many of our senior researchers are specialist clinicians at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and lecturers at the University of Sydney. Their direct, personal experience with patients inspires their work to improve and save lives. Our close ties with the University and Hospital mean our scientists are not isolated from the people who are affected by the major diseases we are working to overcome. ...