Awards, Medals and Prizes

A selection of medals of the RAS

 

How to nominate for an Award, Medal or Prize

The Society presents several awards, medals and prizes as part of its remit to support and encourage scientists working in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Some are aimed at young scientists, while others recognise many years of dedicated service to our sciences. 

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.  

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Award Category

The Medal is open to all involved in outreach or public engagement for astronomy or geophysics, as well as those whose main occupation is outreach or public engagement, and open to nominees from…

The Fowler Award for early achievement in geophysics was established in 2004 through the generosity of Mrs Rosemary Fowler. Two annual prizes are awarded to individuals who have made a…

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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…