Jackson-Gwilt Medal

Jackson-Gwilt Medal

The Jackson-Gwilt Medal is awarded for outstanding invention, improvement, or development of astronomical or geophysical instrumentation or techniques. This medal is awarded to individuals or teams who have success in single investigations of sufficient merit (including emerging areas). This award is open to researchers from early career positions onwards.

After the Gold Medal, it is the oldest medal offered by the Society, and derives from a gift by Mrs Hannah Jackson-Gwilt niece of the well-known architect and former fellow, Joseph Gwilt. She gave the Society a capital sum which was to be used after her death for the award of a medal.

To nominate for the Jackson-Gwilt Medal

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

  • The online nomination form.
  • Curriculum Vitae. This should be no longer than 4 pages long.  If the CV is not in the public domain, please ensure that you have the nominee's permission to pass on to a third party. Please note that not all award nominations require CVs or publication lists
  • The top 10 key refereed publications (preferably with citation data. Ideally, this publication list should be extracted from the Web of Science)
  • Your nomination (minimum length 300 words, maximum length 600 words). This should address how the nominee fulfills the criteria of the Award, and 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. The panel would also find it helpful if more general information on the nominee’s contributions to the community could be included. For example, mentoring, public engagement work, leadership, committee/panel service, etc. The panel appreciates that such activity will vary according to the career stage of the nominee.
  • Additionally, please give details of two referees. Please ensure you have contacted the referees and that they agree to write a letter of support. They will receive an automated email from us once the nomination has been submitted.

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