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Don’t miss nominations deadline for full range of RMS medals to be awarded in 2021

There's still time to make nominations for the full range of RMS medals to be awarded in 2021.

The RMS Medal Series celebrates outstanding scientific achievements across all areas of microscopy and flow cytometry, with each RMS science section able to select the winner of its own Medal. 

As well as achievements in specific fields, the Medal Series also recognises the unsung heroes of microscopy - individuals who have made a valuable contribution either to the development of a new technique or the application of existing methods, and those who have volunteered their time and energy to the Society.

The deadline date for all nominations is 24 April, 2020. This is also the deadline for new nominations for RMS Honorary Fellows

New addition to RMS Medals Series: Chris Hawes Award for Outreach and Education

Among the awards now open for nominations is the newly-established Chris Hawes Award for Outreach and Education. This has been created to honour Professor Chris Hawes, former President of the RMS, for his contributions to the Society, and his particular contributions to Outreach and Education.

This award will normally be made to nominees who have made a substantial contribution either to the field of education, or to outreach and public engagement overthe course of their career.

Full list of medals for which nominations are now sought:


To find out more about the RMS Medal Series and how to make a nomination, visit: www.rms.org.uk/medal-series


How to submit a nomination

All awards are open to applicants worldwide and take the form of a certificate. Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague or collaborator. All Applications and nominations should be submitted to Debbie Hunt (debbie@rms.org.uk).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (which should list any relevant publications and/or outreach activities), and a letter to summarise why they wish to be considered for the award.

The letter should include a statement (maximum length, one page) outlining the merits of the candidate and their suitability for the award outlining the particular contribution this nominee has made to the field. Alternatively, nominators should submit this information for the nominated candidate.

Nominated candidates will be contacted after the closing date to confirm that they are happy for their nomination to be considered. The committee will consider applications and the winner will receive complimentary registration to the meeting at which they will be presented with their award.  They may also be invited to produce an article for infocus

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