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Lapworth Medal

The Lapworth Medal is awarded by Council to a palaeontologist who has made a significant contribution to the science by means of a substantial body of research; it is not normally awarded on the basis of a few good papers. Council will look for some breadth as well as depth in the contributions in choosing suitable candidates.

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 a résumé (single sheet of details) of the candidate's career, and further supported by a brief statement from each of two nominees. A list of 10 principal publications must accompany the nomination. 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. The award 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


Nomitation Form


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