Ruby Payne-Scott Medal and Lecture for women in science

The call for nominations are currently open

Closing date

May 01 2020 - 9:00 AM


The inaugural Ruby Payne-Scott Medal and Lecture for women in science recognises researchers of the highest standing in the physical and/or biological sciences. Along with the Macfarlane Burnet and Matthew Flinders Medals, it is one of the most prestigious career awards of the Academy and honours Ruby Payne-Scott’s pioneering contribution to radiophysics and radio astronomy. The Lecture is given at an Annual General Meeting of the Academy and complements that of the other prestigious awards.

The award is made annually and is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.

Nominations for this award are invited from Academy Fellows only and nominated candidates should normally be resident in Australia. Candidates may be non Fellows.

If you need more information, please contact the Awards Officer at or phone +61 (0)2 6201 9407.

NB: To be eligible for nomination an appropriate period of time should elapse following the receipt of any other Academy award.



The 2021 award round is the inaugural award round for this medal.

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