Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture
This award is made to support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
The award is supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind Franklin. The first award was made in 2003.
The medal is of silver gilt and is accompanied by a grant of £30,000. The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM in their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK. There are no restrictions on the age of nominees, though it is anticipated that the award will be made to an individual in mid-career, with a maximum of 20 years post PhD or equivalent. Please see the terms and conditions of this award. The winner is also called upon to deliver a lecture at the Society.
The call for nominations for the 2015 Rosalind Franklin award is now closed. Nominations for the 2016 award will open in November 2015.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Rosalind Franklin Award Committee.
Most recent medallist
Professor Rachel McKendry was awarded the 2014 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture for her scientific achievement, her suitability as a role model and her project proposal to promote women in STEM.