Nominations for the 2021 award will open in early 2020.
The Gottschalk medal recognises the contributions to science by the late Professor A Gottschalk FAA.
Its purpose is to recognise outstanding research in the biomedical sciences by 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 awardee may not be a Fellow of the Academy. The award is 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.
The medal is made by the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, and was designed by Dr Suart Devlin AO, CMG.
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