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Te Rangi Hiroa Medal

Social sciences award for work in social history, cultural diversity, socioeconomics or medical anthropology, awarded every two years.

Award details

DisciplineHistorical approaches to societal transformation and change; current issues in cultural diversity and cohesion; social and economic policy and development; and medical anthropology

Award offered: every two years

Prize: medal 

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Please note: From, and including 2017, the Te Rangi Hiroa Medal will be awarded biennially for historical approaches to societal transformation and change;current issues in cultural diversity and cohesion; social and economic policy and development; or medical anthropology, rather than one discipline per round in rotation.

The medal is awarded to the researcher who, working within New Zealand, has undertaken work of great scientific or technological merit and has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the particular branch of science.

The medal will not normally be awarded in the same discipline two years in a row.

Current status

The call for nominations for the 2017 round is open until 30 April 2017.

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