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The Franklin Institute Awards - Perturbations of Natural Systems in the Anthropocene

The Royal Society (UK) 2016 Medals and Awards

RSC Atlantic Open Academy Grant Programme

Serve on RSC Standing Committees

The Franklin Institute Awards - Perturbations of Natural Systems in the Anthropocene

Each year, a unique field of study is chosen as a theme. The theme of the 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is Perturbations of Natural Systems in the Anthropocene. The Franklin Institute seeks nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying perturbations of natural systems within the biosphere, atmosphere, or hydrosphere in the age of the Anthropocene. Nominations should recognize fundamental contributions that emphasize large-scale modeling or synthesis of observational data in order to provide insights into these systems within the recent past and into the near future. Such insights may come from investigating time scales of minutes to millennia and study across multiple disciplines. 

For instructions on nominating a candidate for the 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, please visit www.fi.edu/call-for-nominations. 

The Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science and the Bower Award for Business Leadership are the newest in The Franklin Institute's long history of recognizing and encouraging achievement in science, technology, and leadership. Through The Franklin Institute Awards, which today includes the Benjamin Franklin Medals, awarded in seven areas of science and engineering, and the Bower Awards, the Institute has honored more than 2,000 luminaries since 1824, representing the greatest minds of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The roster of Franklin Institute laureates includes Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Rudolf Diesel, Marie and Pierre Curie, Orville Wright, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacques Cousteau, Ruth Patrick, Stephen Hawking, John Mather, Ralph Cicerone, Jane Goodall, Gordon Moore, Elizabeth Blackburn, Steven Squyres, W. Richard Peltier, Bill Gates, Dean Kamen, and Subra Suresh. I urge you to nominate a candidate whose name should be added to this distinguished list.

The Royal Society (UK) 2016 Medals and Awards

We are pleased to invite you to nominate excellent scientists as candidates for the Royal Society’s (UK) medals and awards in 2016.

The medals, awards and prize lectures provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate outstanding scientific achievement. They range from subject specific scientific medals to those celebrating the communication and promotion of science and include the world’s oldest scientific prize, The Copley Medal. 

The Copley Medal, Bakerian Medal and Lecture, and Croonian Medal and Lecture are open to international nominations. 

The majority of our other awards – including all Premier Awards - are open to nominations for scientists across the Commonwealth. 

View the full list of awards for which we are seeking nominations in 2016

We invite nominations for excellent candidates from across disciplines, and particularly encourage you to consider women, under-represented minorities and those undertaking research in industry. The closing date for nominations is Monday 1 February 2016.  

For full details of how to nominate and further information on all our awards, please click here.

RSC Atlantic Open Academy Grant Programme

Are you a faculty member of an RSC Institutional Member in Atlantic Canada?  Do you have a passion for engaging the public in vibrant debate and analysis on topics of current interest? Apply to host an Open Academy!

Serve on RSC Standing Committees
Each year the Society has a number of opportunities to serve on various standing committee(s). Service on a committee enables you to develop your leadership skills and use your expertise and experience to help guide the Society’s mandate, mission and vision.

As a committee member you will be expected to play an active role in the business of the committee. In order to serve on our committees, you must:

  •     be a Fellow/College Member in good standing;
  •     be willing to attend the committee's meetings (teleconference and/or in person);
  •     be available throughout the year to work with the committee via email and conference call;
  •     have some experience and/or expertise to contribute to the committees.

All applications must be submitted via email to nominations@rsc-src.ca.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Royal Society of Canada.

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