|Prize:||Medal and prize money: $100,000|
The Rutherford Medal is the highest award instituted by the Royal Society of New Zealand at the request of the Government to recognise exceptional contributions to the advancement and promotion of public awareness, knowledge and understanding in addition to eminent research or technological practice by a person or group in any field of science, mathematics, social science, or technology. A group award shall only be made in very meritorious circumstances.
Nominations closed on 30 June 2016. The call for nominations for the 2017 round will open in early 2017.
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Only one Rutherford Medal will be awarded each year.
“Science and Technology” is taken to cover the fields of knowledge broadly known by the term “scientific culture”. It includes the applied, biological, earth, engineering, information, mathematical, medical, physical, social, and technological sciences. It also includes activities in the promotion and encouragement of science and technology, in improving public awareness, knowledge and understanding of science and technology, in science and technology education and in the management of scientific and technological societies and institutions.