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 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, a list of principal publications, and a brief statement from each of the two nominees. If a candidate has taken time out from their professional career for family or other purposes, this should be highlighted.
Nominations must be compiled into a PDF file of less than 10 MB and uploaded by the 31st March to the PalAss website, using the link at the bottom of this page. Nominations will be considered by Council at its May meeting and awardees will be invited to a ceremony at the Annual Meeting in December. Awards will also be announced in the Newsletter, on the Association website and through social media. Council reserves the right to not make an award in any year.
31st March at 23:59 GMT