Royal Society Mercer Prize

This award is made for research that has been commercially exploited for significant wealth generation or societal benefit in the UK.

Mercer Frank Brian Mercer OBE FRS

The award is open to any post-doctoral researcher in academic organisations, research institutes or any other research and technology organisation, including SME commercial organisations.

Nominations are invited from all Fellows of the Society, Society research award holders, research institutions and industry. Self-nominations are allowed.

The medal is of silver gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £5,000 and a grant of up to £25,000.


This award is currently closed to nominations.


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