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Hutton Medal

An award for outstanding work involving the earth, plant and animal sciences by a researcher in New Zealand, awarded annually.

Award details

DisciplineEarth, plant sciences and animal sciences

Award offered: Yearly

Prize: Medal

The Hutton Medal is awarded annually for work involving the animal, earth and plant sciences to the researcher who, working within New Zealand, has significantly advanced understanding through work of outstanding scientific or technological merit.

The awardee must have received the greater part of their education in New Zealand or have resided in New Zealand for not less than 10 years.

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

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.