Guide for Medal Nominations of the Royal Society of Tasmania
This document is a guide for nominating candidates for the Royal Society of Tasmania Medals:
- RM Johnston Memorial Medal
- The Royal Society of Tasmania Medal
- Clive Lord Memorial Medal
Guidelines for the MR Banks Medal are provided here and guidelines for the Peter Smith Medal are provided here.
Note that no self-nominations are allowed for any RST medals.
On the first page of the nomination, give (1) the name of the medal, (2) the name of the nominee, contact address and email, and (3) the name of the nominator, contact address and email.
A one-page description of the nominee’s achievements relevant to the particular medal should follow. It should be written concisely and 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.
A nominee’s full curriculum vitae should be provided and include the nominee’s date of birth, the date/s of receipt of degrees and a full list of published works or other outputs. The most significant publications or outputs should be highlighted (e.g. with an asterisk). For all co-authored papers or outputs (including those where the nominee is first author), provide a percentage estimate of the nominee’s contribution.
The Honours Committee of the Royal Society of Tasmania has limited ability to seek additional information and therefore depends on the nomination document to assess the nominee’s suitability, taking into account the criteria of the particular medal applied for.
All nominations should be submitted by email as a single pdf file to the Honorary Secretary of the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31st August. Please give the name of the medal in the subject line.
All matters pertaining to the Society awards and the Honours Committee deliberations are confidential. The Honours Committee recommendations must be ratified by Council and all nominators must be informed of the outcome before public announcement of award winners.