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This award is made to support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM in their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK.
The award is supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind Franklin (PDF). The first award was made in 2003.
The medal is of silver gilt and is accompanied by a grant of £30,000. The winner is called upon to deliver a lecture at the Society.
The 2013 call for nominationsis now closed. The winner will be announced in the Summer.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Rosalind Franklin Award Committee.
Professor Polly Arnold was awarded the 2012 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievements, suitability as a role model and proposal to promote women in STEM.
Clifford Paterson Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of engineering.
Ferrier Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the structure and function of the nervous system.
Francis Crick Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of biology.
Kavli Medal and Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the environment or energy.
Leeuwenhoek Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and microscopy.
Michael Faraday Prize: For excellence in communicating science to UK audiences.
Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture: For original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences.
Royal Society Milner Award: For outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.
Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture: To support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Rutherford Memorial Lecture: An exchange lecture between university centres in the Commonwealth, with at least one in three delivered in New Zealand.
Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the social function of science, the philosophy of science or the history of science.
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