The Medal is awarded biennially to a researcher for outstanding achievements in research during the early years of their career.
- Nominees must be a post-doctoral researcher typically within 10 working years of achieving their PhD.
- A reasonable amount of the candidate's research will have been conducted in the UK.
- Consideration will be given to those who have taken time out of their career due to children, family commitments, illness, or for other reasons.
- Nominations are welcomed from all fields connecting to furthering biomedical and health research.
The Foulkes Foundation Medal is awarded by a group of Academy Fellows and representatives of the Foulkes Foundation.
Foulkes Foundation representatives:
Mrs Maureen Foulkes-Hadju
Professor John Chester
Professor Colin Self
Academy of Medical Sciences representatives:
Professor Philippa Saunders FMedSci
Professor Robin Ali FMedSci
Professor Wiebke Arlt FMedSci
The Foulkes Foundation was established in 1972 by Dr Ernest Foulkes CBE HonMD HonFRCP following his retirement from the company he established, Measuring and Scientific Equipment Ltd, one of the world's most respected scientific instrument manufacturers. The Foundation aims to promote medical research, the training of scientists and the study of medicine.