Royal Society Te Apārangi’s highest award, the Rutherford Medal now include humanities scholarship

Research Cooperative
06/03/20 10:45:57AM

Reposting from NZ Royal Society mailing list. This (and the broader function of the Society) is great news for humanities research in New Zealand:

Tēnā koe

I am pleased to announce that the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s highest award, the Rutherford Medal for recognition of eminent research, scholarship, or innovation, will now include humanities scholarship in the fields of recognition. 

This change has been made to recognise the widening of the object and functions of the Society under its Act of Parliament, with the inclusion of the humanities, so that now the Society’s highest award will be opened to all disciplines covered by the Society’s Act.

In light of this change, the nomination deadline for the Rutherford Medal (and $100,000 prize money) will be extended an extra month (to 30 April 2020). We trust this allows time for humanities nominations to be submitted for this prestigious award in the current year.

I would also like to reconfirm that the Rutherford Medal recognises either a person’s or a team’s eminent research, scholarship, or innovation in their discipline.

Details of the Society’s medals and awards available this year are attached. Please share this within your networks to raise awareness of this new opportunity.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me ( )

Marc Rands

Dr Marc Rands
Academy Executive Officer

  Royal Society Te Apārangi

11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
PO Box 598, Wellington 6140, New Zealand