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2017 Academy Gold Medals: Call for nominations

19 April 2017

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Nominations are now open for the Academy Gold Medals.

In 2017 the Academy will award Gold Medals in the Social Sciences and the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences.

The medals aim to identify and recognise inspirational figures – the stars of the knowledge economy – in order to celebrate the achievements of higher education in Ireland and to inspire future generations.

Eligibility for candidature is restricted to persons who are usually resident in Ireland and candidates will have made a distinguished, demonstrable and internationally recognised scholarly contribution to the Social Sciences or the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences whilst working in Ireland. Candidates are normally expected to be research active at the time of nomination.

A proposer and a seconder are required for each nomination, at least one of whom is a Member (or Honorary member) of the Academy and/or a member of one of the Academy Multi-disciplinary Committees, and/or the head of an institution designated under the HEA Act (1971).

The Academy Gold Medal nomination form is available here

For further information or assistance, please email medals@ria.ie

The closing date for the receipt of nominations is Wednesday, 24 May 2017, at 17:00. 

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