Ruby Payne-Scott Medal and Lecture for women in science

The call for nominations are currently closed

Referee repors for the 2021 round are due by 22 June 2020. The Nominations for the 2022 award will open in early 2021

Award background and eligibility

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The award is made annually and is restricted to women researchers who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.

Nominations for this award are invited from Academy Fellows only. Candidates may be non Fellows.

Referee reports are not required as part of the nomination process for this award.

Career awards recognise achievement over a career of whatever length.

To be eligible for nomination an appropriate period of time should elapse following the receipt of any other Academy award.

If you need more information, please contact the Awards Officer at or phone +61 (0)2 6201 9407.


(Please submit your nominations using the Nominate button found on the left of this webpage)


The 2021 award round is the inaugural award round for this medal.

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