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Extension of the call for nominations for the 2023 Academy Gold Medals in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences

28 June 2022

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The closing date for nominations has been extended until Monday, 18 July at 17:00.  

In 2023, the Royal Irish Academy will award the Academy Gold Medal in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences to an individual who has made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution to their field. The 2023 Academy Gold Medals are sponsored by AIB.

The Academy seeks to ensure greater gender, disciplinary, institutional, and overall diversity in all of its activities.

At the close of the call for nominations for this award, the Academy was not satisfied that the nominations received were fully representative of the diversity, and especially the gender diversity, of the available field. Accordingly, the decision has been made to extend the closing date for nominations until Friday, 18 July at 17:00.

Eligibility

  • Eligibility for candidature is restricted to persons who are usually resident in Ireland.
  • Candidates are currently making a distinguished, demonstrable and internationally recognised scholarly contribution to the Humanities or the Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The work underpinning this will have been undertaken while candidates have been working in Ireland.
  • Candidates are expected to be research active at the time of nomination. 

Diversity

The Academy seeks to ensure greater gender, disciplinary, institutional, and overall diversity in all of its activities. In the event that at the close of the call for nominations, the Academy is not satisfied that the nominations received are fully representative of the diversity, and especially the gender diversity, of the field, the assessment of nominations will not proceed, and the Gold Medal will not be awarded.

How to nominate

A proposer and seconder are required, at least one of whom is a member (or Honorary member) of the Academy and/or a current member of one of the Academy Multi-Disciplinary Committees, and/or the head of an institution designated under the HEA Act (1971). The nomination form should be supplemented by:

  • a supporting statement of not more than one A4 page, outlining the candidate’s scholarly achievements and contributions;
  • a brief (no more than four pages), up-to-date C.V.; and
  • a list (no more than twenty) of the candidate’s most important publications to date, including evidence of current research, with an evaluation (no more than two pages) by the proposer and seconder of the five most significant publications.

Nominations must be submitted using the Academy Gold Medal Nomination Form

The closing date for the receipt of nominations for the 2023 Academy Gold Medal in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences is Monday, 18 July at 17:00.

The 2023 Academy Gold Medals are sponsored by AIB.

Data Protection

All personal data supplied with a nomination for the Gold Medals is used for the purpose of peer-review and competitive assessment for this award please refer to the

2023 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities Privacy notice and the 2023 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Privacy Notice are available on the RIAs Privacy page.

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