Athena Swan

Royal Society

Royal Society Fellowships

Rosalind Franklin Award

The Rosalind Franklin Award supports the promotion of women in STEMM, and is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to STEMM.  The award is a silver gilt medal and is accompanied by a grant of £30,000.

The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEMM in their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK.

There are no restrictions on the age of nominees, though it is anticipated that the award will be made to an individual in mid-career, with a maximum of 20 years post PhD or equivalent.

The call for nominations is currently closed.  The next round of nominations will open in November 2019.  Please visit the Royal Society website for more information.

Athena Prize Diversity Award

The Royal Society has recently announced the establishment of a new national award to inspire innovation and leadership in diversity issues.

The Athena Prize will be awarded biennially to recognise individuals and team in the UK research community who have set up innovative projects that contribute towards the advancement of diversity in STEMM.

A £5,000 cash prize and medal will be presented to the winner during the Royal Society's annual diversity conference in October.

The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations will open in November 2019.



Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme

The Royal Society awards five Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships each year to outstanding scientists at an early stage of their research career in the UK that require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances, such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.  Female candidates are particularly invited to apply.

Applicants must have completed their PhD but have less than 6 years postdoctoral experience. 

Entries are now closed.  Further information on the 2020 competition will be announced on the Royal Society website later in the year.