Royal Society seeks nominees for contributions to energy

03 Feb 2022

The Royal Society is looking for nominators to put forward eligible nominees for The Hughes Medal, which is awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of energy. This award was named after the scientist David E. Hughes FRS and was first awarded in 1902. Hughes was a Welsh-American scientist and musician who invented the first working radio communication system and the first microphone. The medal is of silver gilt, it is awarded annually and accompanied by a gift of £2,000.

The closing deadline for The Royal Society Medals and Awards nominations is 3pm on 25 February 2022.

The Royal Society is hoping to increase its reach for advertising its medals and awards and to communicate with a broader, more diverse audience. They want to encourage a greater pool of nominators to nominate their peers and colleagues, and also encourage group nominations for all our awards.

Nominations can be made through The Royal Society website and the nomination will go to the awards committee for deliberation as part of our 2022 medals and awards cycle. Nominators and nominees do not need to be fellows to either nominate or receive any of the Society’s awards.

Details of all The Royal Society awards can be found on their website. If you have any questions, please contact