The Royal Society’s premier awards provide an opportunity to recognise the very best international scientists and celebrate their achievements in scientific research. Science has always been an international endeavour, and the Royal Society values the importance of promoting international research collaboration and recognising achievements in research around the world.
The Copley Medal is the Royal Society’s most prestigious medal and the worlds’ oldest scientific medal still awarded today and is given for outstanding achievements in any branch of science. It was first awarded in 1731 and has since been awarded to many notable scientists including Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Dorothy Hodgkin. Recent winners include Professor Jeffrey Gordon, Sir Andrew Wiles, and Dr Richard Henderson. The award alternates annually between the biological and physical sciences, and will this year be awarded for work in the physical sciences.
Premier prize lectures
The Croonian Medal and Lecture and Bakerian Medal and Lecture are the Society’s premier lectures in the biological and physical sciences respectively. For more than 240 years they have been awarded, recognising not only excellence in the biological and physical sciences, but the ability to inspire as a scientific communicator, with the winner delivering a public lecture at the Royal Society, London.
The Rolyal Society encourages you to nominate excellent candidates for these awards, or find a suitable nominator in your place. The Society invites you to particularly consider international candidates, women and other under-represented groups. The closing date for nominations is 3pm, 15 February 2021.
For full details of how to nominate and further information on all the Royal Society's awards, please visit royalsociety.org/awards/nominations. For further assistance please do not hesitate to contact the Society by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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