Royal Society Mullard Award

This award is made to individuals whose work has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity.

Mullard The Royal Society Mullard Award medal.

The Royal Society Mullard Award was provided by a gift to the Society by the Board of Directors of Mullard Ltd.  

The Mullard Award is awarded to an individual who has an outstanding academic record in any area of natural science, engineering or technology and whose work is currently making or has the prospect to make a contribution to national prosperity in the United Kingdom. The Award is aimed at early career scientists, engineers and technologists up to 15 years post-PhD.  

The award consists of a silver gilt medal, a £2,000 gift and a £1,500 travel grant. The winner is called upon to deliver a short lecture at the Society.


The 2014 call for nominations is now open and will close on Friday 28 February 2014. To submit a nomination (self-nominations are allowed), please download a nomination form and send it to

The call for nominations is circulated to university departments, learned societies, research institutions, Royal Society Research Fellows, the Fellowship, University Vice-Chancellors and Research Councils.

The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Brian Mercer Awards Panel.


Most recent medallist

Professor Shankar Balasubramanian received the Royal Society Mullard Award in 2009 for his pioneering work developing the Solexa method for DNA and RNA sequencing.


Royal Society Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize: For excellence in materials science and technology.

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.

See all medals, awards and prize lectures.

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