The Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s Academic Sub-committee opens applications for the 2022 Nettleship Medal
10 August 2021
The Nettleship Medal is a prestigious award established on Mr Edward Nettleship’s retirement from practice in 1901. A fund was inaugurated by his friends and pupils with the object of founding an Edward Nettleship Prize for the encouragement of scientific ophthalmic work.
The 2022 Nettleship Medal
A silver-gilt medal and cheque for £500.00 are awarded for the best piece of original work by a British ophthalmologist published during the last three years (1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021). Papers can appear in any journal.
An opportunity to present at Congress 2022
The award will be presented at the RCOphth Congress, Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May 2022, in Glasgow. The award winner is expected to present a talk to explain the impact of the research and how it has contributed to change.
”I remain very honoured to receive the prestigious Nettleship Medal in 2019, which was last awarded 10 years previously. It felt like a lifetime achievement for me after all the hard work that went into the CLARITY study that was funded by the NIHR EME grant. I encourage every researcher to apply for this medal for their best piece of original work.” – Sobha Sivaprasad, Chair, RCOphth Scientific Committee – 2019 Winner
Application criteria and process
The applicant should be British, a member of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and the work must be undertaken under the auspices of a British institution.
Criteria used to judge the submitted paper:
- This will primarily be based upon the quality and importance of the science
- In addition, impact or potential impact in terms of improving the healthcare agenda, fundamental knowledge, advancement of policy or innovation and enterprise will be considered.
Please send completed applications to [email protected].
Timetable for 2022 Nettleship Medal:
Applications open: 14 September 2021
Applications close: 7 January 2022
Announcement of winner: 4 February 2022
Award made at Congress 2022 Awards Ceremony in Glasgow.
Subgroup of the Academic Sub-committee.
Join this prestigious list of winners:
1912 George Coats MD
1921 H M Traquair MD
1924 S E Whitnall MD
1927 C H Usher MD
1930 Ida Mann CBE FRCS
1936 H B Stallard MBE MD LLD
1940 Dorothy Campbell MD
1950 A J Ballantyne LLD MD
1966 Barrie R Jones FRCS
1972 S S Hayreh MS FRCS PhD
1975 E S Perkins MD FRCS
1980 John Marshall PhD
1984 D L Easty MD FRCS
1989 J V Forrester FRCS FRCOphth
2006 M P Clarke FRCOphth
2009 A Lotery FRCOphth
2019 Sobha Sivaprasad
Other awards and prizes
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You can find out about other awards and prizes here.