Royal Society Kohn Award

This award was made for excellence in engaging the public with science.

Kohn Sir Ralph Kohn FRS

The Royal Society Kohn Award was for UK-based early-career stage scientists who had undertaken high-quality public engagement activities which had a strategic impact on institutions, organisations and cultures, and whose career and future public engagement activities benefited from the award. 

The medal was of silver gilt and was accompanied by a grant of £7,500 for science communication activities and a gift of £2,500.

The award was supported by the Kohn Foundation and was first awarded in 2005.


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Royal Society Kohn Award: For excellence in engaging the public with science.

Royal Society Mercer Prize: For research that has been commercially exploited for significant wealth generation of societal benefit in the UK.

Royal Society Mullard Award: For individuals whose work has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity.

Royal Society Pfizer Prize: For scientists working in the biological sciences to promote capacity-building in Africa.

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