The Academy’s Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher is awarded annually to a leading woman researcher in Australia.
Nominations are welcome from all fields associated with furthering biomedical and health research, whether clinical or basic biomedical research. Nominees and nominators do not need to be an AAHMS Fellow. Nominees must normally reside in Australia at the time of nomination.
The recipient will have made one or more seminal discoveries in the health and medical sciences from work primarily conducted in or led from Australia (i.e. more than 50%). Candidates must normally reside in Australia at the time of nomination. Consideration will be given to individuals whose career has been interrupted, delayed or otherwise constrained through reasons including, but not limited to, illness, child bearing, child caring or other caring responsibilities.
The Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher is the Academy’s second honorific award and is awarded at AAHMS’s annual meeting each October.
We encourage nominations for individuals undertaking clinical work alongside their research, women candidates and those representing the full diversity of health and medical sciences in Australia.
The Medal is awarded at the Academy’s annual meeting each October and recipients receive financial support for their travel costs to enable them to attend.
The Academy is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the health and medical sciences. We have been working hard to ensure that, as a Learned Academy, we represent the full diversity of the community in which we work. This new medal will provide a further mechanism through which the Academy celebrates and recognises the important achievements of female researchers in health and medicine.”
Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO FRS FAA PresAHMS
President, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
How to nominate
Nominations for the 2022 medal are now closed.
Nominations open in October each year and all paperwork must be submitted by the specified deadline in February/March of the following year.
To nominate, please read the nomination guidelines below and email the secretariat ([email protected]) with the name of the intended candidate, their current email address, position and institution to receive the nomination documents to complete.
Individuals must be nominated: they cannot self-nominate. Nominators and nominees do not need to be AAHMS Fellows.