Nominations

Nominations for the following awards have now closed.

Biological sciences

  • Copley Medal
    Given for an outstanding achievement in any field of the biological sciences.
  • Royal Medal
    Given for an important discovery in the biological sciences.
  • Croonian Lecture
    Awarded to a scientist to give a lecture in their field of the biological sciences.
  • Darwin Medal
    Given for an important discovery in evolution, population biology, organismal biology or biological diversity.
  • Francis Crick Lecture
    Awarded to a scientist to give a lecture in the field of genetics, molecular biology or neurobiology.
  • Leeuwenhoek Lecture
    Awarded to a scientist to give a lecture in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, or microscopy.


Physical sciences


Interdisciplinary sciences

  • Royal Medal
    Given for an important discovery in the interdisciplinary sciences.
  • Kavli Medal and Lecture
    Awarded to a scientist to give a lecture in a field related to the environment or energy.

Science communication


Promoting women in science

History, philosophy and social function of science

  • Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture
    Awarded to give a lecture in a field of the history of science, the philosophy of science or the social function of science.


Science and mathematics education

Science and national prosperity


Science in Africa

Medals, awards and prize lectures may not be made to any of the following at the time when Council decides who shall be the recipient:

  • Members of the Council of the Royal Society.
  • Any person on the selection committee of the relevant award at the time when the Committee makes its recommendations to Council.
  • Other exclusions for specific awards, are listed on their web page.

For further information about nominations please email awards@royalsociety.org