Hugh Owen Medal Nomination form and Guidelines

Please read the guidance notes below before completing the nomination form

 The Hugh Owen Medal of the Learned Society of Wales shall be awarded in recognition of significant contributions to educational research, or the application of research to produce significant innovations in education policy and/or professional educational practice in Wales.

The award recipient will receive a medal at a Society event. The medallist will be required to deliver a lecture in Wales, and related travel and subsistence costs will be met.

The closing date for completed nominations is 1 March 2017

 a) Nominations for the Hugh Owen Medal

  • nominations can only be made by individuals
  • each nomination must be proposed by three individuals (A lead proposer and two seconders)
  • all candidates must be informed of their nomination by the proposer
  • 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 judgements 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
  • Please note those excluded from making nominations below.

b) the nomination form includes a supporting statement which should include:-

  • Evidence of the nominee’s distinction, for example, invitations to present lectures and papers to conferences and professional bodies, major committees or enquiries upon which the candidate serves or has served, and honours, medals, prizes which the nominee has received.
  • The nominee’s standing in their discipline, for example, recent ground-breaking publications, innovative research, any notable social and economic impacts, e.g. influences on educational policy and/or professional practice
  • 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

c) 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.

The following are excluded from making nominations:

  • LSW Hugh Owen Medal Committee members
  • Institutions, Organisations and Companies

The following are excluded from being nominated:

  • LSW Council members
  • LSW Hugh Owen Medal Committee members
  • Institutions, Organisations and Companies

The Medal shall ordinarily 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, a 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 LSW certificate.

Hugh Owen Medal Nomination Form

Hugh Owen Medal Regulations Oct 2016