Herschel Medal

The Herschel Medal

The Herschel Medal is awarded for investigations of outstanding merit in observational astrophysics. This medal is awarded for a single investigation, or a series of closely-linked investigations, of outstanding merit (including emerging areas). This award is open to researchers from early career positions onwards.


To nominate for the Herschel Medal

Nominations should be submitted by 31 July for the following year's awards and should include:

  • The online nomination form below
  • A full CV
  • A short list of key refereed publications (preferably with citation data. Ideally, this publication list should be extracted from the Astrophysics Data System)
  • Your nomination (minimum length 300 words, maximum length 600 words). This should address how the nominee fulfills the criteria of the Award, in particular, the single investigation for which the nominee is being proposed should be clearly highlighted. The nomination should also include the nominee's present career stage, the nominee's present post, and other awards and honours. Successful nominations argue a strong case for why the nominee deserves the award over and above one of their peers working in the same area. It is helpful if the nomination is phrased in such a way that extracts from it can be used in the formal recommendation of the Committee.
  • Additionally, please give details of two referees who will be contacted by email and asked to send supporting statements.

Fill out the form here.