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The Royal Society's call for nominations for various awards are open, including the Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture, and Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture. Skip to:

Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture

Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture

The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. 

The lectureship is accompanied by a medal of silver gilt and a gift of £2,500

 

Professor Danielle George was awarded the 2018 Michael Faraday Prize for her public outreach, promotion of her discipline, and leadership of national programmes inspiring young people to express their creativity while innovating in science and engineering.

Professor Mark Miodownik was awarded the 2017 Michael Faraday Prize and gave his lecture on Can materials science save us (from ourselves)?.

Dr Nick Lane was awarded the 2016 Michael Faraday Prize and gave the lecture Why is life the way it is?

See full list of all past winners of the Michael Faraday Prize.

Nominations are open until 15:00 GMT on 28 January 2019

Full details and to nominate

 

Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is made to an individual for an outstanding contribution to any area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to support the promotion of women in STEM.

The medal is of silver gilt and is accompanied by a grant of £40,000 and a gift of £1,000. The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM.

 

Professor Tamsin Mather (Earth Sciences, University of Oxford) was awarded the Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2018 on the basis of her achievements in the field of volcanology, her ability to communicate with the public and her imaginative project proposal.

Professor Essi Viding was awarded the Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2017 for her achievements in the field of experimental psychology, her ability to communicate with the public and her imaginative project proposal.

See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

Nominations are open until 15:00 GMT on 28 January 2019

Full details and to nominate