Mawson Medal and Lecture


Nominations will open in early 2019 for the 2020 award.


Mawson Medal

The Mawson Medal and Lecture recognises outstanding contributions to earth science in Australia and commemorates the work of the late Sir Douglas Mawson OBE FAA FRS, geologist and Antarctic explorer. The award is made to a scientist normally resident in Australia. The lecture is delivered at the time of each convention of the Geological Society of Australia.

NB: If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy award, the second award must be for a distinct, additional, body of work undertaken since the first award, and/or work in a different field.

The Australian Academy of Science encourages nominations of female candidates and of candidates from a broad geographical distribution.

The medal is made by The Royal Australian Mint, Canberra and was designed by Dr Stuart Devlin AO CMG.



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