Ferrier Medal and Lecture
This prize lecture is given on a subject relating to the structure and function of the nervous system.
David Ferrier FRS (credit: Wellcome Trust)
The Ferrier Medal and Lecture is given triennially “on a subject related to the advancement of natural knowledge on the structure and function of the nervous system.”
The lectureship was created in memory of the neurologist and psychologist David Ferrier FRS (PDF). It was first awarded in 1928.
The lectureship is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £500.
The call for nominations is now closed. The next call for nominations will open in 2017.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Awards Committee. Nominations are valid for three cycles of consideration with re-nomination possible after one cycle has passed.
If possible the Committee will award the lectureship to an early-to-mid career stage scientist. The award is open to citizens of a Commonwealth country or of the Irish Republic or those who have been ordinarily resident and working in a Commonwealth country or in the Irish Republic for a minimum of three years immediately prior to being proposed.
Most recent medallist
Professor John O'Keefe FMedSci FRS was awarded the 2013 Ferrier Prize Lecture for his pioneering work in cognitive neuroscience, especially on the role of the hippocampus, and the mechanisms supporting memory and cognition. He presented his lecture on 18 June 2013.