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Hodson Award

The Hodson Award is conferred on a palaeontologist who has had no more than 10 years of full time experience after their PhD, excluding periods of parental or other leave, but not excluding periods spent working in industry, and who has made a notable contribution to the science.

Nominations are invited by 31st March each year.

The award will comprise a fund of £1000 GBP and is presented at the Annual Dinner.

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

How to Nominate

The candidate must be nominated by at least two members of the Association and the application must be supported by an appropriate academic case, namely a single page of details on the candidate's career, and a brief statement from each of the two nominees. A list of principal publications should accompany the nomination. Letters of support by others may also be submitted. If a candidate has taken time out from their professional career for family and other purposes, this should be highlighted.

Nominations should be submitted by email to the secretary ( and will be considered and a decision made at the October meeting of Council. The academic case, statements of support and publication list should be attached in MS Word or PDF format.


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