The RSE’s prestigious medals are awarded to individuals to recognise their truly exceptional contributions and achievements to their field. These medallists impact lives all over the world and highlights the talent that exists in Scotland’s research sector.

Medals are awarded to those nominated by RSE Fellows.

RSE Royal medal

Awarded for truly exceptional contributions, distinction, and international repute in all disciplines.

Public engagement medals

Awarded to early career academics through their advancement of high-quality public engagement ‎with research.
Awarded to senior career academics through their advancement of high-quality public engagement ‎with research.

life sciences

Recognises exceptional achievement in life sciences by an early career researcher.
Recognises exceptional achievement in life science by an senior career researcher.

business, public service and public engagement

Recognises exceptional achievement in business, public service and public engagement by an early career researcher.
Recognises exceptional achievement in business, public service and public engagement by an senior career researcher.

arts, humanities and social sciences MEDALS

Recognises exceptional achievements in physical, engineering & informatic sciences by an early career researcher.
Recognises exceptional achievement in arts, humanities and social science by an senior career researcher.

physical, engineering and informatic sciences

Recognises exceptional achievements in physical, engineering & informatic sciences by an early career researcher.
Recognises exceptional achievement in physical, engineering and informatic sciences by an senior career researcher.

Other RSE Medals

Groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering, or related fields
The RSE President’s Medal may be awarded, on the President’s initiative, to an individual or group, not covered by the other RSE medals.