Awards and Prizes

An aim of the Royal Society is to encourage and recognise high-achieving scientists in Victoria through a range of prestigious awards and prizes.

RSV Research Medal
The RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research – An annual award of a Silver Medal for excellence in scientific research, in one of  four categories, rotating from year to year. Our most prestigious award, presented annually by the Governor of Victoria. Past Medallists
The Phillip Law Post-Doctoral Award for the Physical Sciences – An annual award of $3000 for post-doctoral researchers in the area of the  Physical Sciences, in honour of past RSV President and leader of the Australian Antarctic Division, Dr Phillip Law AC. Past Awardees
The Young Scientist Research Prizes – Eight competitive prizes totalling $6,000, awarded annually to doctoral candidates in four areas: Biomedical & Health Sciences,  Biological Sciences (Non-human), Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences. Past Prize Winners