Call for nominations (2017)
The Laws Prize Committee invites nominations for the 2017 award – closing date 30 April 2017. Please see the guidelines below.
The Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding young BAS scientist who has proven aptitude for research and is likely to make a significant contribution in the future. Nominations should be submitted via the Board Member for Science Strategy, Science Delivery or Operations & Engineering and sent to Alison Teague.
Please address any queries in confidence to Professor D W H Walton (Secretary, Laws Prize Committee) at BAS, Cambridge.
On the retirement of Dr R M Laws CBE, FRS as Director of the British Antarctic Survey in May 1987, a fund was established for a Prize to be awarded annually in his name. In view of Dr Laws’ major contribution to scientific knowledge, it was decided that the Prize should be awarded to outstanding young scientists of the British Antarctic Survey in recognition of their achievements, whilst fulfilling the primary purpose of the British Antarctic Survey.
The BAS Club undertakes the administration of the fund, whilst the award is made by and Awards Committee, assisted by Alison Teague.