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Dame Joan Metge Medal

Social sciences award for excellence and building relationships in the social science research community, awarded every two years.

Award details

Discipline: Social Sciences

Award offered: Every two years

Prize: Medal

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The Joan Metge Medal will be awarded to a social scientist who, working in New Zealand, has shown excellence in his/her area but also excellence in the utilisation of his/her social science training, research experience, teaching and/or working life to facilitate and create connections and opportunities among the various stakeholders involved in social science research.

The Medal will recognise in particular those who have contributed to capacity building, beneficial relationships with research participants, mentoring of new researchers as well as contributions to new knowledge.

The Joan Metge Medal will be awarded biennially, alternatively with the Te Rangi Hiroa Medal. The inaugural medal was awarded in 2008.

Current status

The next Call for Nominatons will be in late 2017 for the 2018 round.

If you have any queries about making a nomination for this medal please email: gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz