NewsPublished 21 January 2021
2021 Medals and Awards
The call for nominations for medals and awards for the 2021 round is now open.
The following medals and awards are being offered in 2021 by Royal Society Te Apārangi. The closing date is 31 March 2021.
Please note that the Academy Executive Committee is focused on increasing the diversity of nominations from under-represented groups, particularly with respect to gender, ethnicity and employment context, from Crown Research Institutes and Independent Research organisations.
- Rutherford Medal – for exceptional research, scholarship or innovation by a person, or team, in any field of engineering, humanities, mathematics, sciences, social science, or technology
- Te Rangaunua Hiranga Māori Award – for excellent, innovative co-created research, conducted by Māori, that has made a distinctive contribution to community wellbeing and development in Aotearoa
Communication, Leadership and Application
- Callaghan Medal – for outstanding contribution to science communication, in particular raising public awareness of the value of science to human progress
- Thomson Medal – for outstanding contributions to the organisation, support and application of science and/or technology in New Zealand
- MacDiarmid Medal – for scientific research that demonstrates the potential for application to human benefit
Early Career Researcher Awards
- Cooper Award – for emerging researchers in technology, applied sciences, and engineering
- Hamilton Award – for early-career researchers in scientific research
- Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Humanities – for early career researchers in the humanities
- Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Social Sciences – for early career researchers in social sciences
- Hatherton Award – for PhD students in chemical sciences, physical sciences, or mathematical and information sciences
- Royal Society Te Apārangi Te Kōpūnui Māori Research Award – for early career researcher to recognise innovative Māori research with a promising trajectory
Humanities and Social Sciences
- Humanities Aronui Medal – for research or innovative work of outstanding merit in the humanities
- Pou Aronui Award – for distinguished service to the humanities-aronui
- Mason Durie Medal – for advances in the frontiers of social science
- Te Rangi Hiroa Medal – for work in social history, cultural diversity, socioeconomics or medical anthropology
Physical and Biological Sciences
- Hector Medal – for outstanding work in chemical, mathematical, or physical sciences
- Hutton Medal – for significantly advancing understanding in animal sciences, earth sciences or plant sciences
Technology and Applied sciences
- Pickering Medal – for excellence and innovation in the practical applications of technology
- Scott Medal – for engineering science and technology work of great merit by a researcher in New Zealand
Research funds and opportunities
- Charles Fleming Senior Scientist Award – an annual research grant worth up to $10,000 to support the research of a senior scientist in New Zealand.
- Charles Fleming Publishing Award – an annual award worth up to $8,000 to support the preparation of scientific books and relevant publications.
- Hutton Fund – Funding of $1,000 for research in New Zealand zoology, botany and geology.
- Skinner Fund – Funding of $1,000 for research in the study of the history, art, culture, physical and social anthropology of Māori and Polynesian peoples.
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