Nominations of candidates for the 2014 Medal are now being invited from academic, scientific and industrial bodies. The closing date for receipt of nominations is 5pm on Monday, April 7, 2014.
NATURE OF AWARD
In 2014, the Medal will be awarded to a scientist, or pure mathematician, ordinarily resident in Ireland whose research has made an internationally recognised contribution to their field of study. The Medal will carry with it a cash prize of €20,000.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2014 MEDAL
Any scientist, or pure mathematician, ordinarily resident in Ireland*.
- The nomination of a candidate must be undertaken using the online RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal Nomination Form.
- The candidate must be nominated by the President / Head of College, School or Research Institute; Managing Director or Head of Research & Development function of a company; or by the Secretary of a professional body.
- The nomination may be made by the individual's host organisation or any Irish organisation to which he/she has links.
- All nominations will be considered in the strictest confidence.
JUDGING PANEL AND PROCEDURES
- Following an external peer review the judging panel, chaired by Professor Dervilla M.X. Donnelly, will compile a confidential shortlist of up to five nominees.
- These nominees will then be assessed by an international judging panel of up to five judges who will select the Laureate.
- Non-voting representatives of the RDS and The Irish Times will be present at the meeting of the international judging panel as observers only.
- The Laureate will be announced in the autumn of 2014 with the presentation of the Medal being made at an award ceremony at the RDS in November 2014.
RULES AND CONDITIONS
- No nomination by a Board member, director, or member of staff of the RDS / The Irish Times or by a member of the judging panel shall be eligible.
- Any canvassing, whether of the organisers or judges, will render a nominee ineligible.
- The decision of the judges as to merit shall be final and there will be no obligation upon the judges to enter into any correspondence.
- The composition of the panel of judges will at all times be at the discretion of the organisers who may at any time without notice alter the regulations governing the prize or suspend or discontinue it.
- The recipient is expected to give a public lecture at the RDS in November 2014.
- The right is reserved not to award the Medal in any given year.
- The Medal will not be awarded posthumously.
*Any scientist, or pure mathematician, ordinarily resident in Ireland - Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland, regardless of what passport they hold.
For further information, please contact:
Ms Karen Sheeran
Science & Technology
RDS Foundation Department
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7289
Fax: +353 (0) 1 660 4014