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Dame Joan Metge Medal

Social sciences award for excellence and building relationships in the social science research community, awarded every two years.

Award details

Discipline: Social Sciences

Award offered: Every two years

Prize: Medal

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The Joan Metge Medal will be awarded to a social scientist who, working in New Zealand, has shown excellence in his/her area but also excellence in the utilisation of his/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.

Current status

This medal will be next offered in 2020.  The 2020 round will open in January 2020.

If you wish to make a new nomination can you please advise us as soon as possible (academy@royalsociety.org.nz) and we will send you a URL to access the web portal.