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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 (excluding periods of parental or other leave, but not excluding periods spent working in industry) 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.

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. Nominations must 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 10 principal publications must 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 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


Nomination Form

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