The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
The award is supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind Franklin. The first award was made in 2003.
The medal is of silver gilt and is accompanied by a grant of £30,000.
The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the
grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM in
their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK. There are
no restrictions on the age of nominees, though it is anticipated that
the award will be made to an individual in mid-career, with a maximum of
20 years post PhD or equivalent. The winner is also called upon to deliver a lecture at the Society.
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