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Scott Medal

Engineering science and technology award for work of great merit by a researcher in New Zealand, awarded every two years.

Award details

DisciplineEngineering sciences and technologies

Award offered: Every two years

Prize: Medal 

The R. J. Scott Medal is awarded biennially for chemical, civil, environmental, forestry, agricultural and resource engineering;  electrical, electronic, information and mechanical engineering; or technologies associated with biological, food, natural products processing (meat, wool, dairy, skin etc) and medical practice technologies, rather than one discipline per round in rotation.

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

The Medal is awarded to the researcher who, working within New Zealand, has undertaken work of great merit and has made an outstanding contribution towards the advancement of the particular branch of engineering sciences, technologies, and its application.

Current status

The 2023 round is now closed. Nominations will open again in 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.