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!The closing date for the nomination is 31st of October 2021 (midnight GMT).
Since 1992 the conferring of the Erasmus Medal of the Academia is a highlight of the opening session of our annual meetings. Based on nominations by the membership, evaluation and recommendation by the relevant AE class’ committee, and decision of the Board, the Erasmus Medal is awarded to a scholar (__preferably, but not necessary, a member of AE__) who has maintained, over a sustained period, the highest level of international scholarship. The medalist is invited to give the annual Erasmus Lecture during the opening session of the Annual Meeting of the Academia. 
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The Erasmus Medal in 2022 will be awarded to a scholar working in a field belonging to our __Class C (Life Sciences)__. 
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__You are most welcome to submit a nomination using the [2022 nomination form|Nomination form 2022.docx]  via email to Prof. Gulyás, Coordinator of the Erasmus Medal search process, at [balazs.gulyas@ki.se|mailto:balazs.gulyas@ki.se]), with a copy to our secretariat ([Execsec@acadeuro.org|mailto:Execsec@acadeuro.org]). __
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As mentioned above, the field of activity of the nominee should belong to a discipline covered by our __Class C__ (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and developmental biology, Physiology and neuroscience, Organismic and evolutionary biology, Clinical and veterinary sciences). 
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The most important part of the nomination is the “case for the award” which should be comprehensive and concise, emphasizing the candidate’s most distinguished achievements and her/his lifetime scholarship in the respective field, with special regard to enriching our European scientific heritage. Please keep in mind that the medalist is expected to deliver a plenary lecture at one of the future distinguished meetings of AE in front of a mixed audience and, consequently, an attractive and eloquent speaker is always welcome.
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If possible, please compliment your nomination with the CV and the publication list of the candidate as well as a suggested ‘laudator’ of the candidate.
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The closing date of the nomination period is the __31st of October 2021 (midnight GMT)__.
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*Download the [call for nominations|AE Erasmus Medal 2022 - Call.pdf]
*[Nomination form 2021|Nomination form 2022.docx]
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!!Erasmus Medal
The Erasmus Medal (and accompanying Lecture) is a highlight of the year of the Academia Europaea. It is awarded to honour individual European scholarship and achievements over a sustained period.
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The procedure for identifying candidates to receive the award:
#The Council decide on the area(s) for the award. This might be for example, on a four year cycle e.g. humanities, physical sciences, social sciences, biological and medical sciences.
#A search group of appropriate section chairs will be established, under the co-ordination of a member of the Board of Trustees.
#The search group will agree on a process and carry out a search for candidates. The search may involve an open call for proposals; a call from within the AE membership, or a more restricted search. Whatever the method chosen, all nominations should come with a citation and suggested referees. The search group create a long-list of at least five candidates.
# The Search group will then agree a short-list (of not less than three names) and seek referees’ reports for these candidates.
#The medallist is selected by a vote of the whole Council.
The medallist is selected (at least) one year before the award is actually given.\\
Being a recipient of other awards is no barrier to receiving the Erasmus medal. \\ 
Candidates are not limited to current members of the Academia, as the award carries with it automatic membership.
!General criteria for the award

The Erasmus Medal of the Academia Europaea, is awarded on the recommendation of the Council, to a member or scholar who has maintained over a sustained period, the highest level of international scholarship and recognition by peers. The medalist is invited to give the annual Erasmus Lecture and if appropriate to receive membership.
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In addition the search group will take into account:
*that all purely academic nominations are supported by detailed evidence of the suitability of any candidate. This includes their international standing, achievements/impacts in their respective field(s) and impact on European scholarship and the community of scholars.
*Candidates do not already have to be elected members of the Academia Europaea, as the award automatically comes with an invitation to membership.
*Nominations for candidates who might not meet the ‘normal’ Academic/scholarship criteria can be considered: but only where such people have also made a significant and long term impact on scholarship and learning through their personal actions, or where their involvement in ‘the European learning Sector’ and environments has contributed in a substantial way to the promotion of and support for research and learning.
*There is no obligation or suggestion to find a candidate from the country hosting the annual meeting, or a national from the hosting country. However, wherever possible a European based scholar (of any nationality) is most definitely preferred.
*The award is in two parts - the Medal and the Lecture. It is therefore critical that the group take into account the quality of the potential speaker, and their willingness to have the lecture published.
The Erasmus Medal and lecture are currently sponsored by __The Heinz-Nixdorf Foundation__.
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*[Erasmus Medal policy|Erasmus policy (amended and approved 15 July 2014).pdf] (adopted by the Board on 15th July 2014)

!!Erasmus Medal Winners (since 1992)

*2020: [Professor Sir Roger Penrose|Member/Penrose_Roger] (United Kingdom), Exact Sciences (Class B ), Mathematics
**[Award Announcement|Acad_Main/Activities/Awards_and_Prizes/Erasmus_Medal/Penrose_Roger]

*2019 Barcelona, Spain: [Professor Aleida Assmann MAE|Member/Assmann_Aleida] (Germany), Humanities (Class A1), Literary and Theatrical Studies
**[Award Announcement|Acad_Main/News_Archive/Aleida Assmann]

*2019 Barcelona, Spain: [Sonia Livingstone|Member/Livingstone_Sonia] (United Kingdom), Humanities (Class A1), Film, Media & Visual Studies
**[Award Announcement|Acad_Main/News_Archive/2019 Erasmus Medal] 

*2018 Barcelona, Spain: [Hans Clevers|Member/Clevers_Hans] (The Netherlands), Life Sciences (Class C)
**[Award Announcement|Acad_Main/News_Archive/2018 Erasmus Medal]

*2017 Budapest, Hungary: Professor dr [Andreu Mas-Colell|Member/Mas-Colell_Andreu] (Spain) (Economics, Business & Management Sciences)
**[Award Announcement|Acad_Main/News_Archive/2017 Erasmus Medal]

*2016 Cardiff, United Kingdom: [Professor (Lord) Martin Rees|Member/Rees_Martin] (United Kingdom) (Earth and Cosmic Sciences)
**[Award Announcement|Acad_Main/News_Archive/2016 Erasmus Medal]

*2015 Darmstadt, Germany: [Edith Hall|User/Hall_Edith] (United Kingdom) (Literary and Theatrical Studies)
** [Award Announcement|Acad_Main/News_Archive/2015 Erasmus Medal]

*2014 Barcelona, Spain: [Kurt Mehlhorn|User/Mehlhorn_Kurt] (Germany) (Informatics)
** [Award Announcement|Acad_Main/News_Archive/2014 Erasmus Medal]

* 2013 Wroclaw (PL): [Norman Davies|User/Davies_Norman] (History and Archeology)
**2013 [Heinz – Nixdorf Erasmus Lecture: Norman Davies „Centuries of change: Wroclaw – Breslau – Vratislavia”|Acad_Main/2013 Erasmus Medal]

* 2012 Bergen (N): [Tomas Hökfelt|User/Hökfelt_Tomas] (Sweden) (Physiology and Medicine)

* 2012 Bergen (N): [Geoffrey Burnstock|User/Burnstock_Geoffrey] (Spain) (Physiology and Medicine)

* 2011 Paris (F) : [Manuel Castells|User/Castells_Manuel] (Spain) (Social Sciences)

* 2010 Leuven (B): [Jean Fréchet|User/Fréchet_Jean] (USA) (Chemistry)
**[Foto gallery|Acad_Main/Activities/Awards_and_Prizes/Erasmus_Medal/Erasmus_Medal_2010]

* 2009 Naples (I): [Carlo Ginzburg|User/Ginzburg_Carlo] (I) (History and Archeology)

* 2008 Liverpool (UK): [Semir Zeki|User/Zeki_Semir] (UK) (Pysiology & Medicine)

* 2007 Toledo (E): [Francisco Márquez Villaneuva|User/Márquez_Francisco] (E) (Literary&Theatrical Studies)

* 2006 Budapest (H): [Bert Sakmann|User/Sakmann_Bert] (D), (Physiology and Medicine) Nobel Prize Medicine 1991

* 2005 Postdam (D): [Pierre Léna|User/Léna_Pierre] (F) (Earth & Cosmic Sciences)	

* 2004 Helsinki (Fl): [Stig Strömholm|User/Strömholm_Stig] (S) (Law)

* 2003 Graz (A): [Carl Djerassi|User/Djerassi_Carl] (USA/Austria) (Chemistry)

* 2002 Lisbon (P): [Harold Kroto|User/Kroto_Harold] (UK) (Chemistry) Nobel Prize Chemistry  1996

* 2001 not an annual meeting: [Giorgio Bernardi|User/Bernardi_Giorgio] (I) (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)	

* 2001 Rotterdam (NL:) [Edoardo Boncinelli|User/Boncinelli_Edoardo] (I) (Cell Biology)

* 1999 Copenhagen (DK): [Raoul van Caenegem|User/Caenegem_Raoul] (B) (History and Archeology)	

* 1998 Basel (CH): [Peter Burke|User/Burke_Peter] (GB) (History and Archeology)

* 1997 Gent (B): [Paul Crutzen|User/Crutzen_Paul] (NL) (Earth and Cosmic Sciences) Nobel Prize Chemistry 1995

* 1996 Barcelona (E): [Hubert Markl|User/Markl_Hubert] (D) (Organismic& Evolutionay Biology)

* 1995 Cracow (PL): [Alain Touraine|User/Touraine_Alain] (F) (Social Sciences)

* 1994 Parma (I): [Lawrence Freedman|User/Freedman_Lawrence] (UK) (Social Sciences)	

* 1993 Uppsala (S): [Ernst Mestmäcker|User/Mestmäcker_Ernst-Joachim] (D) (Law)	
* 1992 Budapest (H): [János Kornai|User/Kornai_János] (H) (Economics) 
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The __Erasmus Medal in 2017__ will be awarded to a scholar working in a field belonging to the
“__A2__” Class (A7: __Behavioural sciences__, A8: __Social sciences__, A9: __Law__, A10: __Economics, business
and management sciences__). In agreement with the decision of the Board, ALL members of AE
are eligible to nominate a candidate for the Erasmus Medal (and the nominations are not
restricted to members of the “relevant sections” [[i.e. in the case A7-A10] only) and the section
chairs will be asked to inform the members of their sections about the nomination. The closing date for the nomination is the __1 October 2016__.
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!![Call for nominations|Acad_Main/News_Archive/CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 ERASMUS MEDAL]