The Hill Tinsley Medal (until 2016 known as the Research Medal) is awarded for outstanding fundamental or applied research in the physical, natural or social sciences published during the year of the award or the preceding three calendar years. Applicants will normally be within their first 15 years after graduating Ph.D. as at 1 January 2018, unless career breaks extend this period.
The Shorland Medal is awarded to an individual or to a team in recognition of major and continued contribution to basic or applied research that has added significantly to scientific understanding or resulted in significant benefits to society.
The Cranwell Medal (until 2016 known as the Science Communicator Medal) is awarded annually to a practising scientist (or group of scientists) for excellence in communicating science to the general public, in any area of science or technology. Nominations are sought from scientific organizations, scientific associations and individuals.
How to apply
All interested applicants should apply directly for the relevant award, rather than seek a nomination for their application. Applications are now sought for the 2018 Hill Tinsley Medal (formerly known as the Research Medal); Shorland Medal; Marsden Medal; and the Cranwell Medal (formerly known as the Science Communicator Medal). To be considered for an award in 2018, applications must be received by 31 July 2018.
Note that applicants may receive bounceback email notification when sending their applications to email@example.com; this was a challenge for some applicants in 2016 and 2017. Please also copy your applications to buchananp AT landcareresearch.co.nz