The Academy’s Medals are awarded annually to talented researchers in recognition of their significant contributions to furthering biomedical and health research, primarily working in Australia.

The Jian Zhou Medal (left) recognises a rising star of Australian health and medical science, an individual within 15 years of achieving their PhD (or equivalent first research higher degree) who is making a significant impact in translational medical science from work primarily conducted in or led from Australia.

The Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher (right) recognises a researcher who identifies as female, who has made one or more seminal discoveries in the health and medical sciences, from work primarily conducted in or led from Australia. 

Nominations are welcome from all fields associated with furthering biomedical and health research and nominees do not need to be Fellows of the Academy.

Both Medals are awarded at the Academy’s annual meeting each October.

More information about each Medal is available below.

The Jian Zhou Medal

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The Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher

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Supporting diversity through the Order of Australia

The Order of Australia recognises Australians for outstanding service or exceptional achievement.

We are working with the office of the Governor-General of Australia to raise awareness of the Order of Australia and to improve its diversity.

Everyone that is recognised is nominated by someone in the community. This means we all have the ability to recognise someone for their hard-work and service. It also means that we can all play a role in ensuring our national awards system represents our diversity - across gender, cultural backgrounds and categories of endeavour.

Think about nominating someone today - it only takes a few moments of your time to nominate someone exceptional. To start, click the button below.

Order of Australia nominations [external site]