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How to nominate

Learn how to nominate someone for the Hercus Medal.


Nominations may be made by any person. The Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Academy Executive Committee reserves the right to decline any nomination.

An online Nomination must be completed.

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:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Full bibliography;
  • Nomination summary of not more than 300 words, which may be used for publicity purposes;
  • Nomination statement of not more than 500 words, outlining the candidate’s contribution to the particular area of biomedical and health sciences;
  • Brief citation of not more than 40 words, which may be used for publicity purposes;
  • Two references (to be arranged by the nominator), at least one from outside the nominee’s institution.

Please note:

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.

“Working within New Zealand” includes all those who were employed in New Zealand for more than 50% of the time during which they performed the work that is being considered in making the award; and/or all those who were resident in New Zealand during that time.

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