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
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 email@example.com by the 31st August. Please give the name of the medal in the subject line.
Confidentiality is the hallmark of all the Honours Committee deliberations and will be strictly adhered to. All matters pertaining to the Society Awards (nominations, selection, deliberation by the Honours Committee and Council, and subsequent notification to recipients) are confidential until the public announcement of the Awards at the Society’s Annual General Meeting each year. This information about confidentiality must also be observed by both the nominator and nominee.