Call for nominations for the
M. R. BANKS Medal 2019
Closing date is Thursday 12 September, 2019
In 1997, the Royal Society of Tasmania instituted the M.R. Banks Medal to be awarded biennially to a scholar of distinction in mid-career, in any field within the Society’s purview, with an age limit of 45 years. The Medal is to honour Dr M.R. Banks’ contribution to science and to the Royal Society of Tasmania.
The conditions of the Award are:
1. The scholar, to be recognised, must be no more than 45 years of age at the date of the Award and should have achieved a PhD or appropriate higher qualification.
2. The recipient shall be in mid-career, rapidly developing a standing in his/her field and be winning international recognition from peers.
3. The Award may be made in any field within the purview of the Society.
4. The work is to have been largely carried out in Tasmania or under the aegis of a Tasmanian-based organisation.
5. The Award is to be made every two years, alternating with, and not in the same year as, the Peter Smith Medal.
6. After the conferring of the Award, the recipient may be invited to address the Society by delivering the ‘M. R. Banks Lecture’ to the members.
Nominations will only be received in digital form.
The first page of the nomination should list:
• The name of the medal.
• The name of the candidate and contact address.
• The name of the proposer and contact address.
This should be followed by a description of the candidate’s achievements relevant to the M R Banks Medal. It should be no longer than one page and should be written concisely and in language that is widely understood outside the candidate’s field of research. The candidate’s contributions to science, history or other field of learning, industry or society should be clearly stated.
A full curriculum vitae should be provided in confidence. It should include the candidate’s date of birth, the date of receipt of degrees, and a full list of significant published works. Where the candidate’s standing relies on co-authored papers, the candidate’s role in those significant papers should be indicated.
The Honours Committee of the Royal Society of Tasmania has limited ability to seek additional information and therefore depends on the nomination papers to provide a full and fair account of the candidate’s suitability, taking into account the criteria of the particular medal.
Applications should be emailed to the:
Attention: The Honorary Secretary
Nominations must be received no later than Thursday 12 September, 2019 at 5 pm.