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How to nominate

Learn how to nominate someone for the Hatherton Award.


Nominations may be made by any person, other than the nominee. The Royal Society of New Zealand’s Academy Executive Committee reserves the right to decline any nomination.

Nominations must be loaded onto the Medals and Awards web portal. Please email the Academy (academy@royalsociety.org.nz) if you wish to submit a new nomination and you will be provided with a URL to access the web portal.

Nominations are to include one set of the following:

  • One sentence citation of not more than 25 words, describing the research, which may be used for publicity purposes;
  • Nomination summary of not more than 100 words, that clearly explains the research in their paper to a non-specialist;
  • Nomination statement of no more than 500 words highlighting their paper's contributions to earth sciences, mathematical and Information Sciences, or physical sciences.
  • Supporting documents
    • Curriculum vitae of nominee;
    • Two references (to be arranged by the nominator), at least one from outside the nominee’s institution.
    • Electronic copy of the single piece of work for which the award should be judged. This may be a single book, article, chapter or other paper, another form of scholarly output; or evidence clearly demonstrating impact. If a nominated piece of work is co-authored or multi-authored, please clearly identify the contribution of the candidate and the contributions of other authors.
    • A letter from the candidate’s supervisor clearly stating what the percentage contribution the candidate has made to the research and paper.

Please note:

Full CVs that include all awards and publications should be provided where appropriate.

Publications should include the names of all authors (Initials and Surname) and the full title of the journal in which a paper is published. Abbreviations should not be used.

Please also review general criteria that apply to all Royal Society Te Apārangi medals and awards.