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Hector Medal

Science award for outstanding work in chemical, physical or mathematical and information sciences by a researcher in New Zealand, awarded annually.

Award details

DisciplineChemical sciences; physical sciences; mathematical or information sciences

Award offered: Yearly

Prize: Medal

The Hector Medal is awarded annually for chemical science, or physical sciences or mathematical and information sciences, to the researcher who, working within New Zealand, has undertaken work of great scientific or technological merit and has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the particular branch of science.

The medal will not normally be awarded in the same discipline two years in a row.

Current status

The 2021 round has now closed. Nominations for the 2022 round will open in January 2022.

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