Nominate for the Royal Society&39s medals and awards | Royal Society

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The Royal Society awards open for nominations from 30 November 2021 are:


Premier awards

Copley Medal The world’s oldest scientific prize will be awarded in 2022 for sustained, outstanding achievements in any field of biological sciences. Open to international nominations. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award. Royal Medals For outstanding achievements in the biological, physical and applied sciences. Teams/groups are now eligible for these awards. Croonian Medal and Lecture The premier lecture in biological sciences. Open to international nominations. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award. Bakerian Medal and Lecture The premier lecture in physical sciences. Open to international nominations. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Biological awards

Buchanan Medal For distinguished contributions to the biomedical sciences. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Darwin Medal For work of distinction in evolution, biological diversity and developmental, population and organismal biology. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Ferrier Medal and Lecture For distinguished contributions on the structure and function of the nervous system. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Francis Crick Medal and Lecture Given on any field in the biological sciences. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Physical awards

Davy Medal For outstanding contributions in the field of chemistry. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award. Hughes Medal For outstanding contributions in the field of energy. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Leverhulme Medal For outstanding contributions in the field of chemical engineering and applied chemistry. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers’ Company Prize For outstanding, pioneering and innovating materials science research with potential for application.

The Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize To recognise early-career research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences.

Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture For outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher. Rumford Medal For outstanding contributions in the field of physics. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award. Sylvester Medal For outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Interdisciplinary awards and those celebrating the communication of science

Gabor Medal For acknowledged distinction of interdisciplinary work between the life sciences and other disciplines. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award. Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture For a scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. Royal Society Africa Prize To recognise outstanding research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.

Royal Society Athena Prize Celebrates individuals and organisations who have contributed most to the advancement of diversity in STEM within their communities. Teams/groups are eligible for this award.

Royal Society David Attenborough Award and Lecture For outstanding public engagement with science.

Royal Society Hauksbee Award For outstanding achievements in science by someone whose work is mostly ‘behind the scenes’ or in support, including technicians, research office staff or other contributors who might not normally be recognised. Teams/groups are eligible for this award.

Royal Society Mullard Award To individuals or teams whose work has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity. Teams/groups are now eligible for this award.

Royal Society Research Culture Award For outstanding contributions to the wider research community. Teams/groups are eligible for this award.

Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture For a project to support the promotion of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by an individual with an established track record of very high standing in any area of STEM.

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Given on a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science.

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