The Society makes a number of prestigious awards, mainly in the field of science. These are summarised below and full details (including entry criteria and directions) may be found by at the links to the right.
The Archibald Ollé Prize is given from time-to-time at the discretion of Council to the member of the Society who has submitted the best paper to the Society's journal in any year.
The Clarke Medal is considered annually for distinguished work in the Natural Sciences (geology, botany and zoology) done in, or on, the Australian Commonwealth and its territories. The disciplines are considered in rotation over three years. It is one of the most distinguished awards made to Australian scientists.
The Clarke Memorial Lecture in geology is delivered every second year.
The Edgeworth David Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions by a young scientists under the age of thirty-five (35) years for work done mainly in Australia or its territories; or, contributing to the advancement of Australian science. [Return to top...]
The James Cook Medal is awarded at intervals for outstanding contributions to science and human welfare in and for the Southern Hemisphere. [Return to top...]
The Liversidge Lecture is awarded at intervals of two years for the purpose of encouragement of research in Chemistry. [Return to top...]
The Poggendorf Lecture covers Agriculture in a broad sense and is intended to be held every 2 or 3 years. [Return to top...]
The Pollock Memorial Lectureship has been awarded about every four years since 1949 and is sponsored by the University of Sydney and the Society in memory of Professor J.A. Pollock, Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney (1899-1922) and a member of the Society for 35 years. [Return to top...]
The Walter Burfitt Prize is awarded at intervals of three years to a worker in pure or applied science, resident in Australia or New Zealand, and whose papers and other contributions published during the past six years are deemed of the highest scientific merit. Account is taken only of investigations described for the first time, and carried out by the author mainly in these countries. [Return to top...]
The Warren Prize recognises research of national or international significance by engineers and technologists in their first two decades or so of professional practice. [Return to top...]
The Royal Society of New South Wales Scholarships acknowledge outstanding achievements by young researchers. [Return to top...]
The Society's Medal is awarded to a member of the Society who had made meritorious contributions to the advancement of science, including administration and organisation of scientific endeavour and for services to the Society. [Return to top...]