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How to nominate someone for the Scott Medal.


Nominations may be made by any person, other than the nominee. 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:

  • One sentence citation of not more than 25 words, describing their work, which may be used for publicity purposes;
  • Nomination summary of not more than 100 words, that clearly explains their research contribution to a non-specialist;
  • Nomination statement of no more than 500 words highlighting their contributions to chemical, civil, environmental, forestry, agricultural and resource engineering;  electrical, electronic, information and mechanical engineering;  technologies associated with biological, food, natural products processing (meat, wool, dairy, skin etc) or medical practice technologies;
  • Supporting documents
    • Curriculum vitae of nominee;
    • Two references (to be arranged by the nominator), at least one from outside the nominee’s institution.

Please note:

  1. 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.
  2. “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.