Awards, Medals and Prizes

How to nominate for an Award, Medal or Prize

Anyone can make a nomination. With the exception of Thesis Prizes and the Undergraduate Prize, it is not necessary to be a Fellow of the Society. All nominations are made in strict confidence; nominees should not be informed of submissions in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment.  Click on each Award, Medal or Prize for further information.  You will be able to complete an online application form when the call for nominations is live.

Closing dates:

  • Astronomy, Geophysics & Instrumentation Thesis Prizes: 31 January for theses submitted the previous year.
  • Undergraduate prize in Instrumentation: 31 May.
  • Patrick Moore Medal and Annie Maunder Medal: Last Friday in September for the following year's award.
  • All other awards: 31 July for the next year's awards.

 

The Group Award recognizes outstanding achievement by large consortia in any branch of geophysics where it is not appropriate to present, jointly, one of the other awards of the Society. The Award…

The Service Award is to honour individuals who, through outstanding or exceptional work, have promoted, facilitated or encouraged the sciences of astronomy or geophysics and developed their role…

This lecture is given annually by a distinguished and eloquent speaker on a suitable topic in geophysics. The Harold Jeffreys lecture is generally reserved for topics concerning the interior…

The James Dungey Lecture is given annually by a distinguished and eloquent speaker on a suitable topic in geophysics (including solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics or planetary sciences). The…

The Society may honour any person normally resident outside the UK, eminent in the fields of geophysics or closely related branches of science, by election as an Associate of the Society (an…

Awarded annually for the best doctoral thesis in geophysics. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000 and an invitation to present the results of their thesis at an Ordinary (A&G)…

The Patricia Tomkins Thesis Prize, sponsored by the Patricia Tomkins Foundation, which is awarded…

A generous donation from the Patricia Tomkins Foundation funds a RAS scheme of prizes and grants to…