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Nominate for the Royal Society's medals and awards

For further information contact the Scientific Programmes team.

The Royal Society awards open for nominations are: 

Premier awards

Copley Medal
The world’s oldest scientific prize will be awarded in 2021 for outstanding achievement in any field of physical sciences. Open to international nominations.

Royal Medals
For outstanding achievements in the biological, physical and applied sciences.

Croonian Medal and Lecture
The premier lecture in biological sciences. Open to international nominations.

Bakerian Medal and Lecture
The premier lecture in physical sciences. Open to international nominations.

Biological awards

Buchanan Medal
For distinguished contributions to the biomedical sciences.

Darwin Medal
For work of acknowledged distinction in evolution, biological diversity and developmental, population and organismal biology.

Francis Crick Medal and Lecture
Given on any field in the biological sciences. 

Leeuwenhoek Medal and Lecture
To recognise excellence in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology, and microscopy

Physical awards

Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture 
Given to an outstanding researcher in the field of engineering.

Davy Medal
For an outstanding researcher in the field of chemistry.

Hughes Medal
For an outstanding researcher in the field of energy.

The Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize
To recognise early-career research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences.

Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture
For outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.

Rumford Medal
For an outstanding researcher in the field of physics.

Sylvester Medal
For an outstanding researcher in the field of mathematics.

Interdisciplinary awards and those celebrating the communication of science

Gabor Medal
For acknowledged distinction of interdisciplinary work between the life sciences and other disciplines.

Kavli Medal and Lecture
For excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment.

Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture
For a scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary.

Royal Society Africa Prize
To recognise outstanding research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.

Royal Society David Attenborough Award and Lecture 
for outstanding public engagement with science

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

Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture
To support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture
Given on a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science.

 

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