Nominations for 2013 honorific awards for scientific excellence are now open.
Honorific awards are generally open to any scientist normally resident in Australia, with some exceptions such as the Haddon Forrester King Medal. Please check the specific criteria for each award. Nominations may be made by anyone in the scientific community, with the exception of the Macfarlane Burnet or the Matthew Flinders Medals and Lectures for which nominations may only be made by Academy Fellows.
Criteria and nomination forms are available below under each individual award. Please also use the Guidelines for nominators when making a nomination. If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy honorific award, the second candidacy must be for a distinct, additional, body of work undertaken since the first award, and/or work in a different field.
The selection process is in two stages. Candidates are initially nominated on the forms provided and are then short-listed by the selection committees during August. The nominators of the short-listed candidates are contacted by early September and asked to provide further documentation and referee reports for their candidate.
All nominations will be acknowledged. The recipients of honorific awards are announced in early December.
(no more than 40 years of age in the calendar year of nomination)
- Anton Hales Medal (Earth sciences) OPEN
- Christopher Heyde Medal (mathematical sciences) OPEN
- Dorothy Hill Award (Earth sciences) OPEN
- Fenner Medal (biology – excluding biomedical sciences) OPEN
- Frederick White Prize (physical, terrestrial and planetary sciences) OPEN
- Gottschalk Medal (medical sciences) OPEN
- Le Fèvre Memorial Prize (chemistry) OPEN
- Moran Medal (statistical science)
- Pawsey Medal (physics) OPEN
- Ruth Stephens Gani Medal (human genetics including clinical, molecular, population and epidemiological genetics and cytogenetics) OPEN
- David Craig Medal (chemistry) OPEN
- Haddon Forrester King Medal, sponsored by Rio Tinto (mineral exploration) OPEN
- Hannan Medal (statistical science, pure mathematics, applied mathematics and computational mathematics)
- Ian Wark Medal and Lecture (applied science) OPEN
- Jaeger Medal (Australian Earth sciences)
- Mawson Medal and Lecture (Earth sciences) OPEN
- Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal (mathematics or physics)