Publication Prizes

The purpose of the Prizes is to acknowledge the achievements of early-career researchers in Western Australia in the field of medical or clinical research who have the best published scientific papers; and to facilitate conference attendance, networking and research collaboration through the provision of a travel allowance to the successful applicants.


A Publication Prize is available in each of the following categories:

  1. Raine Research Prize (awarded to the best scientific paper arising from research undertaken by a WA medical researcher)
  2. Strachan Memorial Prize (awarded to the best scientific paper arising from research undertaken by a WA clinical researcher)


Each Publication Prize provides funding of up to $5,000 as a travel allowance.

Guidelines and Conditions

The Guidelines and Conditions governing the Prizes are subject to regular review by the Research Committee to ensure that they are relevant and clearly articulate the main principles for selection.

Applicants should refer to the eligibility and career-level guide and the Publication Prizes Guidelines and Conditions to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements before commencing this application.


Applications for the 2020 Publication Prizes are now closed. Applications for the 2021 Publication Prizes will open in August 2020.


Certification Form

Please download the Certification Form (PDF or fillable PDF format, available below) and upload in the online application with all required signatures.

Publication Prizes Certification Form (PDF)

Publication Prizes Certification Form (fillable PDF)


Key Dates

Call for Applications – 9 August 2019

Applications close – 19 September 2019, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – December 2019

Funds distributed – January 2020


Publication Prizes