CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations close 31 August 2020.
Call for nominations for the 2020 Peter Smith Medal
Nominations are now open for the Royal Society of Tasmania Peter Smith Medal. This medal is awarded biennially to an outstanding early career researcher in any field. The recipient receives a medal and will be invited to deliver “The Peter Smith Lecture” to the Society.
For the purpose of the medal, “early career” means within the first seven years since the award of a PhD, at the time of the nomination deadline. Extensions to the seven years post-PhD eligibility requirement will be offered to applicants whose career has been interrupted to accommodate carer responsibilities, illness or other circumstances.
Further conditions of the award are:
- The research should have been largely carried out in Tasmania or under the aegis of a Tasmanian-based organisation and within the Society’s purview; and
- Nominations may be made by anyone although no self-nominations will be accepted.
- Nominations must be received before COB, August 31, 2020.
On the first page of the nomination, give (1) the name of the candidate, contact address and email, and (2) the name of the nominator, contact address and email.
On the second page, provide a concise description of the nominee’s achievements relevant to the Peter Smith Medal in language that is widely understood outside the nominee’s field of research. The nominee’s research or other scholarly contributions to science, history or other field of learning, industry or society should be clearly stated.
Provide the nominee’s curriculum vitae in full. Include the nominee’s education history, the date/s of receipt of degrees and a list of published works. The most significant publications should be highlighted (e.g. with an asterisk). For co-authored papers, provide a percentage estimate of the nominee’s contribution. The Honours, Medals and Awards Committee has limited ability to seek additional information and therefore depends entirely on the nomination submission.
All matters pertaining to the Society awards are confidential until the public announcement of the awards at the Society’s Annual General Meeting each year. Confidentiality must also be observed by both the nominator and nominee.
Please send nominations as a single Word or pdf file by email to the Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org before COB, August 31, 2020. Please enter “Honours Committee” in the subject line of the email message.
Professor Jocelyn McPhie (Chair) on behalf of the RST Honours and Awards Committee