Award Winners 2019

Each year, the Society makes a number of awards, mainly in the field of science. These are among the oldest and most prestigious awards in Australia.

At the 153rd Annual General Meeting held on 22 April 2020, the President announced the awards for the Society's Medal and Citations for 2019:

At the 1279th Ordinary General Meeting, held on 4 December 2019, the following awards were announced:

Full citations will appear in the Journal and Proceedings of the RSNSW.

Further information about both these awards and their recipients is available on the website.

Gayathri Bharathan was presented with the (previously announced) Jak Kelly Award by Mrs Irene Kelly at the OGM on Wednesday, 4 December 2019. The Scholarship winners will present their work at the OGM on Wednesday, 12 February 2020.



This is your chance to nominate a person who you believe is eligible for a Royal Society of NSW Award or Medal.  These prestigious prizes for excellence in science, engineering, philosophy and the arts, awarded by Australia's oldest learned society, recognise outstanding achievement by Australian intellectuals. 

In 2020, nominations are sought for the:
Archibald Ollé Prize, Clarke Medal, Edgeworth David Medal, History and Philosophy of Science Medal, James Cook Medal, Poggendorff Lectureship, Royal Society of NSW Scholarships, and Warren Prize

In addition, the Liversidge Lecture will be awarded in 2020, on a recommendation from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Nominations are also sought for the Royal Society of NSW Medal and the Royal Society of NSW Citations, each of which recognise substantive contributions, by a Member or Fellow, to the work of the Society.

Nominations close on 30 September of each year and should be sent to the Society’s Awards Committee.

Information about the Awards and instructions for making nominations, click on the Award name in the drop-down list under the “Awards” menu.

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