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President's Medal

The President’s Medal is a mid-career award given by Council to a palaeontologist who has had between 15 and 25 years of full-time experience after their PhD, in recognition of outstanding contributions in his/her earlier career, coupled with an expectation that they will continue to contribute significantly to the subject in their further work.

The medal is normally awarded each year. The candidate must be nominated by at least two members of the Association. Nominations should include a single page that summarises the candidate’s career, and further supported by a brief statement from the two nominating members. A list of ten principal publications should accompany the nomination. Letters of support by others may also be submitted. Council will reserve the right not to make an award in any one year. If a candidate has taken time out from their professional career for family and other purposes, this should be highlighted. The career summary, statements of support and publication lists should be attached in MS Word or PDF format, ideally as a single document if possible.

The President’s Medal is announced at the AGM and presented at the Annual Meeting.

Full list of previous recipients can be viewed here: Medal and Award Winners

How to Nominate

Nominations should be submitted by email to the secretary ( The career summary, statement of support and publication lists should be attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


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Created by Alan R.T. Spencer on the 2010-01-25. (Version 2.0)