Recent Award Winners

Each year, the Society makes a number of awards, mainly in the field of science. These are among the oldest and most prestigious awards in Australia.

Awards Winners 2020

The Awards and Citations for 2020 will be announced at the 1289th Ordinary General Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, 9 December 2020, and will be posted on the Society’s website at that time.

Award Winners 2019

At the 153rd Annual General Meeting held on 22 April 2020, the President announced the awards for the Society's Medal and Citations for 2019:


At the 1279th Ordinary General Meeting, held on 4 December 2019, the following awards were announced:


Full citations appear on the website on the individual pages for each Award and are published also in the Journal and Proceedings of the RSNSW.

Gayathri Bharathan was presented with the (previously announced) Jak Kelly Award by Mrs Irene Kelly at the OGM on Wednesday, 4 December 2019. The Scholarship winners will present their work at the OGM on Wednesday, 12 February 2020.



These prestigious awards for excellence in science, engineering, philosophy and the arts, awarded by Australia's oldest learned society, recognise outstanding achievements.  

In 2021, nominations will be sought for the:
James Cook MedalClarke Medal and Memorial Lecture, Edgeworth David Medal, History and Philosophy of Science Medal, Pollock Memorial LectureWarren Prize, Archibald Ollé Prize, and the Royal Society of NSW Scholarships

Also, nominations will be sought for the Royal Society of NSW Medal and the Royal Society of NSW Citations, each of which recognise substantive contributions by a Member or Fellow to the work of the Society.

Nominations for the 2021 Awards open on 1 July 2021 and close on 30 September 2021. 

For 2021, each application must be accompanied by a completed nomination form (available from 1 July 2021) and supply the specified information.    

Information about the Awards and instructions for making nominations, click on the Award name in the drop-down list under the “Awards” menu.

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