NIFS delivers two separate award programs to recognise and celebrate the contribution of practitioners and leaders in advancing and strengthening forensic sciences in Australia and New Zealand.

NIFS awards promote scientific excellence and research within Australia and New Zealand's forensic science communities. 

John Harber Phillips Award

This award is presented biennially to an individual that has made an exceptional and long-lasting contribution to the advancement of the forensic sciences through leadership and innovative thinking.

Best Paper Awards

The NIFS Best Paper Awards recognise the literary contribution of members of the Australian and New Zealand forensic science community.

Best Paper Award Recipients

Learn more about the best paper award winners, highly commended papers and list of submissions.