HRC Medal Nominations Open Now


The Liley Medal

The HRC is now seeking nominations for the Liley Medal for 2017.

This award is presented to an individual or team who have had a significant piece of research published in the previous calendar year (January-December 2016) that has made a significant contribution to health and medical science. Authors must have permission for dissemination from the publisher.


Nominations should include:

  • An electronic copy of the full research paper, or description of the innovative application of research knowledge
  • A cover letter with a brief (<250 word) description of the submitted work, its contribution to, and potential for impact on, its research field or healthcare best practice

Further information can be found here.


The Beaven Medal

The HRC is now seeking nominations for the Beaven Medal for 2017.

The Beaven Medal, named after the late Professor Sir Donald Ward Beaven, KNZM, CBE (1924–2009) (PDF 58kb), acknowledges Sir Don’s long time interest in translating research into clinical practice. The medal is offered annually for excellence in translational health research.


Nominations should include:

  • The name and contact details of the nominee
  • A brief statement (no more than three A4 pages) addressing the following criteria:
    - translation of the nominee’s research into clinical practice
    - engagement by the nominee with community partners and health care providers
    - a commitment by the nominee to making a difference to the lives of patients and health of the population
    - the nominee’s connection to the HRC
    - supporting, and carefully selected (rather than comprehensive), evidence of translation

Further information can be found here.

Nominations close at 1pm on Wednesday, 7 June 2017. Please email nominations should to Dr Katie Palastanga.


This year awards will be presented at the Royal Society of New Zealand's Research Honours Dinner on Tuesday, 10 October in Auckland.