Menelaus Medal Nomination Form & Guidelines

The call for nominations opens in November 2019.

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

  •  The Menelaus Medal of the Learned Society of Wales shall be awarded for excellence in any field of engineering and technology to an academic, to an industrial researcher, or to an industrial practitioner who is resident in Wales, or who is of Welsh birth but is resident elsewhere, or who otherwise has a particular connection with Wales
  • The award recipient will receive a medal at a Society event. The medallist will be required to deliver a lecture in Wales

The closing date for completed nominations is 1 March 2019

 Nominations for the Menelaus Medal

  • 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 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

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, 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 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 Menelaus Medal Committee members

–       Institutions, Organisations and Companies

The following are excluded from being nominated:

–       LSW Council members

–       LSW Menelaus 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 at 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. Such a lecture should be suitable for a non-specialist audience, including school children in the 16-19 year age group. The Society will bear the costs associated with this lecture such as advertising, provision of rooms and audiovisual aids.

Menelaus Medal Regulations (23.6.2016)