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Hatherton Award

The Hatherton Award is awarded for the best paper in physical sciences, earth sciences or mathematics and information sciences by a New Zealand University PhD, awarded annually.

Award details

DisciplinePhysical sciences, earth sciences, and mathematical and information sciences

Award offered: Yearly

Prize: Cash grant

The Hatherton Award is awarded for the best scientific paper by a student registered for the degree of PhD at any New Zealand University, published or accepted for publication either during their studies or within two years of the completion of the PhD in Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences or Mathematical and Information Sciences. The Award consists of a framed certificate and $2,500.

The award will normally be made to one person. A group award shall only be made in very meritorious circumstances.

Current status

The 2024 round is now closed. Nominations will open again in January 2025.

To make a nomination, please contact academy@royalsociety.org.nz and a URL will be sent to you to access the nomination web portal.