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Published 12 December 2017

2018 Medals and Awards - Call for Nominations

The call for nominations for medals and awards for the 2018 round is now open, closing 30 April 2018.

The following suite of medals and awards are being offered in 2018 by Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Please note: The Academy Executive Committee is focused on increasing the diversity of nominations from under-represented groups, particularly with respect to gender, ethnicity and employment context.

  • Callaghan Medal – for outstanding contribution to science communication, in particular raising public awareness of the value of science to human progress

  • Cooper Award – for emerging researchers in technology, applied sciences, and engineering research in New Zealand, awarded annually

  • Dame Joan Metge Medal – for excellence and building relationships in the social science research community,

  • Hamilton Award – for the encouragement of early-career researchers currently based in New Zealand for scientific  research in New Zealand

  • Hatherton Award – for the best scientific paper by a PhD student at any New Zealand University in chemical sciences, physical sciences, or mathematical and information sciences

  • Hector Medal – for outstanding work in chemical, physical sciences, or mathematical and information sciences

  • Humanities Aronui Medal – for research or innovative work of outstanding merit in the humanities

  • Hercus Medal – for excellence in molecular and cellular sciences, biomedical science or clinical science and public health
  • Hutton Medal – for significantly advancing understanding in animal sciences, earth sciences or plant sciences

  • Jones Medal – is awarded biennially, for lifetime achievement in pure or applied mathematics or statistics by a person with substantial connections to New Zealand.
  • MacDiarmid Medal – for outstanding scientific research that demonstrates the potential for application to human benefit. Nominations of teams welcome.

  • Mason Durie Medal – for advances in the frontiers of social science

  • Pickering Medal – to recognise excellence and innovation in the practical applications of technology. Nominations of teams welcome.

  • Pou Aronui Award – for distinguished service to the humanities-aronui

  • Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Humanities – for humanities research in New Zealand

  • Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Social Sciences – for social sciences research in New Zealand

  • Royal Society Te Apārangi Te Kōpūnui Māori Research Award – for early career researcher to recognise innovative Māori research with a promising trajectory (new medal for 2018)

  • Rutherford Medal – for exceptional contributions to New Zealand society and culture through activities in the broad fields of science, mathematics, social science, and technology

  • Te Puāwaitanga Award – in recognition of research that has made an eminent and distinctive contribution to Te Ao Māori and Indigenous knowledge (new medal for 2018)

  • Thomson Medal – for outstanding contributions to the organisation, support and application of science and/or technology in New Zealand.

Please email Academy (academy@royalsociety.org.nz) if you wish to submit a new nomination and you will be provided with a URL to access the web portal.

Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi