The Academy’s Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher is awarded annually to a leading female researcher in Australia.

Nominations are welcome from all fields associated with furthering biomedical and health research, whether clinical or basic biomedical research. Nominees do not need to be a Fellow of the Academy and must normally reside in Australia at the time of nomination.

The recipient will be 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 (i.e. more than 50%). Candidates must be normally resident 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 will be awarded at the Academy’s annual meeting each October.

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

 

Nominations are currently open for the 2021 Medal – all paperwork must be received by 1 March 2021. 

Information on how to nominate and full nomination guidelines are available below.

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher has been made possible by a generous donation from The Gandevia Foundation, for which the Academy is most grateful. The Medal is designed by the Royal Australian Mint.

How to nominate

Nominations open in October each year and all paperwork must be submitted by the specified deadline February/March of the following year (deadline specified above). Nominators should email the Secretariat ([email protected]) with the name of the intended candidate, their current email address, position and institution, and will receive the nomination documents to complete. 

Individuals must be nominated, they cannot self-nominate. Nominators do not need to be Fellows of the Academy.

Nomination guidelines