RSE Thomas Reid Medal
The RSE Thomas Reid Medal recognises exceptional achievements in arts, humanities and social sciences by an early career researcher. This award meets with the Society’s strategic objective of increasing public understanding of science and the arts and humanities. The awardees are required to have a Scottish connection but can be based anywhere in the world.
Early career researcher is defined as “a researcher with a minimum of two years postdoctoral work experience and no more than ten years postdoctoral work experience” (i.e. research fellows to lecturers in their first academic posts are eligible). For those not based in academia ‘early career’ is defined as “individuals who have demonstrated outstanding ability in their work and professional practice within thirteen years of graduation.”
- Nominations can only be made by Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- Nominations can be made via the new online system through the member area.
- Along with the nomination form you are required to upload a CV and publication list for the candidate as well as two references.
- Full guidance notes can be found in the member area.
- RSE Medals Referee Form
ABOUT THOMAS REID
Thomas Reid (1710 – 1796) was a Scottish Philosopher who founded the Scottish School of Common Sense and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment. He was a contemporary of David Hume and was awarded a Professorship at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, and later the Professorship of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
|2022||Dr Neil McDonnell||University of Glasgow||For his leading and sustained work on Project Mobius, including creating a ‘VR for Zoom’ platform which has delivered the significant elements of VR without the need for headsets; thus negating the health risk currently associated with their use. His work is recognised globally for developing the very highest levels of visualisation and simulation.|
|2021||Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz||University of Edinburgh||For their position as a leading Early Career researcher on diverse aspects of the European Iron Age. His contributions have provided markedly fresh thinking in impressive monographs, edited collections, and papers in highly regarded journals.|
|2020||No award made|
|2019||No award made|
|2018||Dr Matthew Novenson||University of Edinburgh||For their outstanding research work on early Christianity and his strengths as a supervisor of research students, as a successful teacher, and for his exercise of leadership both in his home university department and internationally.|
|2017||Dr Mirko Canevaro||University of Edinburgh||For their outstanding research work on ancient Greek politics and law.|
|2016||Dr Nasar Meer||University of Strathclyde||For their ground-breaking research work on Muslim identities, race equality and nationalism, in addition to his outstanding record in media and public engagement.|
|2015||No award made|