Copley Medal 2022

Sponsor

The Royal Society

Description

The Copley Medal is the Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious award. The medal is awarded for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science. 

The Copley Medal is thought to be the world's oldest scientific prize and it was awarded 170 years before the first Nobel Prize. Notable winners include Benjamin Franklin, Dorothy Hodgkin, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin. The medal is of silver gilt, is awarded annually, alternating between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively), and is accompanied by a a gift of £25,000.

The Copley Medal will be awarded in 2022 for outstanding achievement in any field of biological sciences.

Eligibility

Nominees cannot be members of the Royal Society Council, Premier Awards Committee, or selection Committees overseeing the medal in question. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations are valid for three cycles of the award unless otherwise stated. Nominators are given the opportunity to update previously submitted nominations in December each year. No person should be awarded a subject-specific medal if they have already received a Royal Society Premier Award (Copley Medal, Royal Medals, Bakerian or Croonian Medal and Lecture). Winners of Royal Society subject-specific medals remain eligible for future subject-specific awards and Premier Awards. Winners of Royal Society Premier Awards remain eligible for another Premier Award, excluding winning multiple Royal Medals.

Prize

The medal is of silver gilt, is awarded annually, alternating between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively), and is accompanied by a a gift of £25,000.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
External Deadline

Applications must be submitted online using the application form provided on the RSC Copley Medal webpage by the external deadline. Please submit an OR-5 and a completed application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online using the application form provided on the RSC Copley Medal webpage by the external deadline. Please submit an OR-5 and a completed application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information, contact research.honours@uoguelph.ca or see the RSC Copley Medal webpage

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Physical Sciences and Engineering