The Royal Society of Tasmania has six recognitions, some very long-standing. They are:
Royal Society of Tasmania Medal
Being awarded 2021, advertised in June.
Established May 9, 1927
Awarded to a scholar for substantial original research in any subject within the Society’s purview. A significant part of the research shall have been conducted while the recipient was a resident of Tasmania. The recipient must have been, in the view of Council, an active member of the Society for at least five years. The awardee will deliver “The Royal Society of Tasmania Lecture”.
M R Banks Medal
Being awarded 2021, advertised in July.
Established March, 1997
Awarded to a scholar of distinction in mid-career in any field within the Society’s purview, with a maximum of 10 years or 10 equivalent-full-time years, within 15 years if not full time, post PhD graduation. More details here.
Clive Lord Memorial Medal
Being awarded 2022.
Established July, 1930
Awarded to a scholar distinguished for research in Tasmanian science or Tasmanian history. The award will alternate between the fields of science and history, unless particular circumstances dictate otherwise. The awardee will deliver the “Clive Lord Memorial Lecture”. If not a member of the Society, the awardee will be offered free membership for one year. More details here.
R M Johnston Memorial Medal
Being awarded 2021.
Established March 9, 1920
Awarded to a scholar of great distinction in any field within the Society’s purview. The awardee will deliver the “R M Johnston Memorial Lecture”. If not a member of The Royal Society of Tasmania, the awardee will be offered free membership for one year.
Peter Smith Medal
The 2020 Medal will be presented in early 2021
Established in 2017
The Peter Smith Medal is awarded biennially to an outstanding early career researcher in any field. The recipient will receive a medal and deliver “The Peter Smith Lecture” to the Society. To be eligible for nomination, the research and/or works must be largely carried out in Tasmania or under the aegis of a Tasmania-based organisation and within the Society’s purview.
For the purpose of the medal, “early career” means within the first seven years, or seven equivalent-full-time years since the award of a PhD, at the time of the nomination deadline. More details here.
Royal Society of Tasmania Annual Doctoral (PhD) Award
Awarded annually, advertised in October.
Established September, 1998
Two awards may be granted annually in any field within the Society’s purview. No more than three years or three equivalent-full-time years shall have passed since the award of the PhD at the award nomination deadline. Each award shall attract a grant of $1,000 from the Society.