Nominations for the 2021 award will open in early 2020.
The Anton Hales Medal recognises research in the Earth sciences and honours the contributions to the Earth sciences by the late Professor Anton L Hales FAA. Professor Hales was the founding director of the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University.
Its purpose is to recognise distinguished research in the Earth sciences. It will be awarded to researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. The award may be made annually and is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.
The Australian Academy of Science encourages nominations of female candidates and of candidates from a broad geographical distribution.
NB: Candidates may be put forward for more than one award. If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy early-career honorific award, they will not be eligible for nomination for another early-career or mid-career honorific award. A mid-career honorific award recipient will also not be eligible for nomination for another mid-career honorific award. Fellows of the Academy are ineligible to be nominated for early and mid-career awards.
Background on Professor Anton Hales can be found through the related links below and his biographical memoir at Historical Records of Australian Science.
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