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Society awards

2020 winners

The Society is delighted to announce the names of the winners of its medals and funds and offers all its heartiest congratulations.

It is hoped that the Society will be able to host an event later in 2020 to present the awards.

Nominations for 2021 awards

Fellows of the Society are invited to submit nominations for the Society’s awards for 2021 to the Awards Committee. The criteria for the awards and information on how to submit a nomination are in the Awards, Medals and Funds brochure.

Specialist and Regional Group Committees can make nominations. The Chair of the Group, who should make it clear that they are representing the whole Committee, need only sign these.

Council (or the President in the case of the President's Awards) usually gives all awards annually, though a specific award may not be made if no candidate with sufficient achievements is proposed that year or as Council determines. The Awards Committee will retain its discretion to move candidates to other categories of award if appropriate.

Send nominations to no later than noon on Wednesday 30 September 2020. You can also send nominations by post to the Awards Secretary, Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG.

Nomination form - Society awards
Nomination form - President's Award

Award citations and replies

Our awards

The following is a list of Society awards. Full descriptions and a list of past winners since 1831 can be found by clicking on the name of each award.

Career achievement awards

Service and/or outreach awards

Mid-career awards

Early career awards

  • Wollaston Fund: noteworthy published research in either or both 'pure' and 'applied' aspects of the science
  • Lyell Fund: noteworthy published research in soft rock studies
  • Murchison Fund: noteworthy published research in hard rock studies
  • William Smith Fund: excellence in contributions to applied and economic aspects of geoscience
  • President’s Awards: significant early career promise and future leader potential

Awards, medals and funds brochure

Awards Brochure

See our awards brochure for more information on the Society's awards, funds and medals.

Contact the Awards Secretary

Stephanie Jones

Email: stephanie.jones@

The Geological Society
Burlington House
London W1J 0BG