This medal is awarded for important discoveries in chemistry.
Humphry Davy FRS
The Davy Medal is awarded annually “for an outstandingly important recent discovery in any branch of chemistry”. Originally it was stipulated that the discovery must have been made in Europe or North America, but this restriction has now been removed. If possible the Committee will award the medal to an early-to-mid career stage scientist.
The medal is named after Humphry Davy FRS and was first awarded in 1877. The medal is of bronze and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000.
The call for nominations is now closed. The next call for nominations will open in November 2015.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Awards Committee. Nominations are valid for three cycles of consideration with re-nomination possible after one cycle has passed.
Most recent medallist
Professor Gideon Davies FMedSci FRS was awarded the 2015 Davy Medal for his field-defining work in determining the reaction chemistry of enzyme-catalysed carbohydrate transformations with major applications in medicine and biotechnology.