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2021 Academy Gold Medals: call for nominations in the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences

12 April 2021


PDF icon Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal Environmental Sciences and Geosciences 2021 PDF icon Notes for Nominators – Gold Medal Environmental Sciences and Geosciences 2021

In 2021, the Academy will award a Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences to an individual who has made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution to their field.  

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 Environmental Sciences and Geosciences. 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. 

The 2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences is sponsored by GSI and GSNI.

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.

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 Award Nomination Form

The closing date for receipt of nominations for the 2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences is Wednesday, 14 July 2021 at 17:00.

Please download and read the following documents before preparing a nomination:

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 Privacy Notice for the 2021 Royal Irish Academy Environmental Sciences and Geosciences Gold Medal the and the RIAs Privacy page

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