Ruth Stephens Gani Medal

The call for nominations is currently open

Closing date

July 20 2021 - 9:00 AM AEST

The 2022 nomination round has been extended until the 20th of July 2021

Award background and eligibility

The award recognises research in human genetics and honours the contribution to science in human cytogenetics by the late Ruth Stephens Gani.

Its purpose is to recognise outstanding contributions to research in human genetics, including clinical, molecular, population and epidemiological genetics and cytogenetics. It will be awarded to early-career 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 will be made annually and is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.

This award is open to nominations for candidates from all genders. The Australian Academy of Science encourages nominations of female candidates and of candidates from a broad geographical distribution.

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.




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