Medals, Awards, Prizes and Grants
The Society aims to promote the study of all aspects of the biological sciences. Through awarding medals and grants, the Society acknowledges and encourages excellence in all of these fields. Find out more information below, including previous recipients and how to apply.
Medals, Awards and Prizes
The Linnean Medal awarded to a scientist for service to the natural sciences.
The Bicentenary Medal awarded to a scientist under the age of 40 years in recognition of excellent research in the natural sciences.
The Darwin-Wallace Medal awarded to a person or group who have made major advances in evolutionary science.
The Irene Manton Prize £1000 to a PhD student for the best botany thesis in an academic year.
The John C Marsden Medal £1000 and a medal awarded for the best doctoral thesis in biology.
The Linnean Gold Medal awarded in special circumstances for exceptional service to the Society (last awarded in 2007).
The Linnean Tercentenary Medal presented in 2007 on the occasion of the Tercentenary of the birth of Carl Linnaeus.
The John Spedan Lewis Medal awarded to an individual who is making a significant and innovative contribution to conservation. On hold for 2020, while under review by JSLF.
The Trail-Crisp Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to microscopy, with preference to early- and mid-career researchers.
The H H Bloomer Award awarded to an amateur naturalist for an important contribution to natural history knowledge.
The Jill Smythies Award of £1000 to a botanical artist for outstanding illustrations.
Percy Sladen Memorial Fund Grants of up to £1500 supporting field work abroad in the earth and life sciences.
The Systematics Research Fund supports research in the field of systematics and taxonomy.
The Appleyard Fund of up to £2,000 supporting research projects in botany or zoology, by Fellows or Associates of the Society.
The Dennis Stanfield Memorial Fund Funding up to £2,000 supporting botanical research on tropical African plants.
The Anne Sleep Awards of up to £3,000 to assist with biological research in the Middle and Far East.
Our Local Nature Grants of up to £1,000 to increase youth engagement with local natural spaces and encourage a deeper appreciation and understanding of nature. [Closed 1st November 2020]