Hoggan Medal Nomination Form & Guidelines

The process of deciding upon recipients for the Frances Hoggan award provides an opportunity for the LSW and wider research community in Wales and internationally to learn more about the outstanding STEMM research undertaken by women connected to Wales. 

The call for nominations opens in November 2019.

Submissions are encouraged from individual Fellows of the LSW and other Learned Societies, Universities, business and industry. There is no restriction on the age of nominees.

The medal will be awarded at an awards ceremony in Cardiff in late May 2020.

Please read the guidance notes below before completing the nomination form.


The Frances Hoggan Medal is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contribution to research in any area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) research by, by a woman, resident in Wales, of Welsh birth, or who otherwise can demonstrate a particular connection with Wales.

How to nominate candidates

  • Only nominations submitted on the appropriate forms will be accepted
  • Nominations can only be made by individuals
  • Each nomination must be proposed by three individuals (A lead proposer and two seconders)
  • Electronic forms should be submitted with electronic signatures where possible, if electronic signatures are not available then a signed hard copy must be submitted
  • Sufficient information must be provided for reasoned judgments to be made
  • It is the proposer’s responsibility to provide adequate information on the form
  • Incomplete forms will not be considered
  • Nominations will be considered for three years, updated information will be requested from the nominator each year
  • The call for nominations opens in November 2019
  • Please note that the following are excluded from making nominations:
    • LSW Hoggan Medal Committee members
    •  Institutions, Organisations and Companies
  • Please note that the following are excluded from being nominated:
    • LSW Council members
    • LSW Hoggan Medal Committee members
    • Institutions, Organisations and Companies
  • The nomination form should comprise a supporting statement which should include:-
    • Evidence of the nominee’s distinction, (e.g  invitations to present lectures and papers to conferences and professional bodies) membership of  major committees or enquiries, honours, medals, prizes which the nominee has received.
    • The nominee’s standing in her discipline, for example, recent ground-breaking publications, innovative research, academic leadership.
    • The nominee’s contribution to and engagement with wider society by accessible dissemination of research and scholarship.
    • Evidence of the nominee’s connection to Wales
  • A list of the nominee’s most recent publications (within the past two years) should accompany the nomination form.
  • A two page CV for the nominee must be provided with the nomination form. CVs longer than two pages may deem the nomination ineligible for consideration.
  • As a public lecture is required, nominees should be able to attract a wide audience as well as speak to specialists in her discipline. She should be an effective communicator.
  • The nomination must be kept confidential between the Candidate, the Proposers and the Society.

Conditions of the award

  • The Medal will be awarded to one person during each Society Year (being the period between Annual General Meetings of the Society) but, in the event that the Committee concludes that no person meets the appropriate standard of excellence during a particular Society Year, the Medal shall not be awarded.
  • The recipient will be awarded a specially struck commemorative medal and is expected to receive the Award in person at a ceremony. The Medal shall be normally presented by the President of the Society during a ceremony on the same day as the Society’s AGM (in mid-May), arranged by the Society.
  • Each medal will be accompanied by a prize of £500 and a certificate
  • Recipients are required to provide a relevant public lecture and/ or publish a short article.  Such a lecture / article should be suitable for a non-specialist audience, including school children in the 16-19 year age group.

Completed nomination forms should the returned to the LSW Office via email

LSW Hoggan Medal Nomination Form (coming soon)

Hoggan Medal Regulations