President’s Medal

Funding area: Prizes and Medals

The President’s Medal may be awarded, on the President’s initiative, to an individual or group, perhaps in a category, or in a place, not covered by the other Royal Society of Edinburgh awards. It is for outstanding work in public, professional or voluntary service, academia, the arts, or any other area of life deemed appropriate. A Scottish connection is required. It is normally awarded only once per Presidency.

There is no nomination form, but the President will always be open to suggestions. Fellows who wish to nominate a candidate or candidates should write to the President making the case for this highly prestigious award.

The RSE Council approves the award before any announcement is made. The recipients will each receive a medal.


Previous Awards

2016. To Scottish scientists who had played a major role in the first detection of gravitational radiation by LIGO. Further details about the awardees are available here. Visit Science Scotland  to view the Issue 20, Summer 2017, published around the discovery – The Cosmic Detective: How scientists in Scotland helped discover gravitational waves.