The medal is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to research in any area of STEMM research, by a woman with a connection with Wales.
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 a woman, resident in Wales, of Welsh birth or who otherwise can demonstrate a particular connection with Wales.
The recipient will be actively engaged in research in the public or private sector, or industry.
There are no age restrictions and those who have taken a career break are also eligible.
The recipient will be awarded a specially struck commemorative medal and will receive the Award in person at a Society event. 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 that raises the profile of women in STEMM in Wales and the UK.