This Round
This round opened: 1 Feb 2016
This round closes: 30 Jun 2016
Award Details
Discipline: Social Sciences
Award Offered: Every two years
Prize: Medal

Dame Joan Metge MedalThe Joan Metge Medal will be awarded from time to time to a social scientist who, working in New Zealand, has shown excellence in his or her area but also excellence in the utilisation of his or her social science training, research experience, teaching and/or working life to facilitate and create connections and opportunities among the various stakeholders involved in social science research. The Medal will recognise in particular those who have contributed to capacity building, beneficial relationships with research participants, mentoring of new researchers as well as contributions to new knowledge. The Joan Metge Medal will be awarded biennially, alternatively with the Te Rangi Hiroa Medal. The inaugural medal was awarded in 2008.

The Call for Nominations for 2016 is now open.

Nominations close on 30 June 2016.

If you wish to make a nomination can you please advise the Academy ( as soon as possible and we will send you a URL to access the web portal.

If you have any queries about making a nomination for this medal please email: