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Awards, Medals and Prizes

The Society presents several awards, medals and prizes as part of its remit to support and encourage scientists working in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Some are aimed at young scientists, while others recognise many years of dedicated service to our sciences. Here you can find details of the various honours, lists of previous winners, and nomination forms. More



The Society supports a number of Fellowships, including the Sir Norman Lockyer Fellowship (to enable an outstanding research worker to conduct a self-directed programme of research in any astronomical topic), RAS Research Fellowships (to provide support for early career research astronomers and geophysicists) and Daphne Jackson Fellowships (from The Daphne Jackson Trust, flexible, part-time fellowships to assist talented scientists into a career following a break of at least two years). More


Grants for Studies in Astronomy and Geophysics

The RAS awards grants in support of studies in astronomy and geophysics. Applications are assessed on a competitive basis, and successful proposals receive awards drawn from the Society's Research and Grants Funds. Here you can find details of the various grants available, previous grants awarded, and application forms. More


J Zarnecki thumbMuch of the Society's activities – particularly awards and grants – are only possible thanks to legacy donations from Fellows. Here you'll find an invitation to help the Society from the President, Professor John Zarnecki, plus details of how you can amend your will.