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Hector Medal

Science award for outstanding work in chemical, physical or mathematical and information sciences by a researcher in New Zealand, awarded annually.

Award details

DisciplineChemical sciences; physical sciences; mathematical or information sciences

Award offered: yearly

Prize: medal

programmes hector medal featuredPlease note: From, and including 2017, the Hector Medal will be awarded annually for chemical science, or physical sciences or mathematical and information sciences, rather than one discipline per year in rotation:

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 2018 round closed on 11 May 2018. The 2019  round will open in January 2019.

If you wish to make a new nomination can you please advise us as soon as possible (academy@royalsociety.org.nz) and we will send you a URL to access the web portal.