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Society Awards and Competitions

We run a range of awards for our members and biology enthusiasts.

Open to all

Outreach and Engagement Awards

Annual awards for outreach work carried out by early career scientists and established researchers.

The awards are open to all researchers working in any sector of UK biosciences, who have brought good quality science to non-academic audiences in engaging ways that are likely to adopt a lasting interest in the biosciences.

President's Medal

The Medal is awarded to individuals who have supported the Royal Society of Biology in an exceptional way, going above and beyond the normal volunteer role and having a significant impact on the organisation.

Nominations are accepted from individuals, member organisations, special interest groups and branches of the Society.

Open to students

Nancy Rothwell Award

A competition for under 18s celebrating specimen drawing.

Top Student Award

Top Student Award rewards the achievements of outstanding undergraduate biologists by publicly recognising their skills and abilities.

Open to teachers


Teaching competition winners 2015 - grants page


Primary Science Teacher of the Year Award

Recognition for outstanding and inspirational teaching of biology within primary education in the UK.

School Biology Teacher of the Year Award

Recognition for outstanding and inspirational teaching of biology.

HE Teacher of the Year Award

Awards for the UK's leading bioscience Higher Education teachers.

Open to technicians


HE Technician of the Year Award

Recognition for superb technical work in Higher Education bioscience.

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