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Hutton Medal

Earth, plant and animal sciences award for outstanding work by a researcher in New Zealand, awarded annually.

Award details

DisciplineEarth sciences, Plant sciences and Animal sciences

Award offered: Yearly

Prize: Medal

The Hutton Medal is awarded annually for animal sciences, earth sciences or plant sciences (rather than one discipline per year in rotation) 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 in the same discipline two years in a row.

Current status

The 2024 round is now open. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2024.

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